Low vision is the term used to describe significant visual impairment that can’t be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. It includes:
- Loss of best-corrected visual acuity (not totally blind)
- Worse than 20/70 in the better eye.
- Significant visual field loss. Tunnel vision (lack of vision in the periphery) and blind spots are examples of visual field loss.
- Legal blindness. Typically is defined as visual acuity of 20/200 or worse (in the better eye, with the best possible vision correction in place) or a field of view (visual field) that is constricted to 20 degrees or less.
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Next week we’ll explore the causes of low blindness and what you can do
Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.
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McKenna & Scott Pinelands
Tel: 021 531 1953