Low Vision

Regular Eye Exams Can Help Prevent The Onset Of Low Vision

Low vision can cause significant damage to a person’s vision. As serious as the condition is, information about low vision is not commonly known or talked about. Our ophthalmology team here at Naples Eye Physicians in FL is doing what we can to educate the public about this devastating eye condition. The symptoms associated with low vision are irreversible, and to date, there has been no documented evidence that the damage caused by low vision can be improved through the use of visual appliances, surgical intervention or medication. Here is some information about the symptoms associated with low vision, who is at risk for developing the condition and the effects it has on the lives of people who live with it.


Symptoms Associated With Low Vision

It is important to note that the symptoms associated with low vision are not universal, although there are some symptoms associated with the condition that can be found in the majority of the people who have it. For instance, most people who have low vision tend to find it difficult to identify mechanisms on tablets and computers. They also have trouble identifying dials, switches, and mechanical controls. Watching television is an issue for some people who have low vision because they find it difficult to focus. Not being able to recognize faces is also a common symptom associated with low vision.

The ophthalmologist here in our office wants people to understand just how important it is to have their children’s eyes examined annually if there is a family history of a congenital eye condition. Countless numbers of children are diagnosed as having a learning disability each year due to deficits in their vision. It should be noted that low vision can have a negative impact on a child’s ability to learn.

Low Vision Does Not Discriminate

People assume that low vision is a part of the process of aging, however, it is not. Low vision can develop in people of all ages. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the manifestation of low vision like glaucoma for example. A person who has sustained an eye injury would be more susceptible to developing low vision than someone who hasn’t. A person’s family history of eye diseases like optic nerve hypoplasia, optic atrophy and glaucoma can also pose as risk factors for low vision. Our ophthalmology team encourages anyone who has any of the risk factors mentioned to see an ophthalmologist so they can help them determine the best course of action to help prevent the development of low vision. 

Have Your Eyes Evaluated Today

Low vision is a serious eye condition and it can force people to change the way they live their lives. Our ophthalmology team is dedicated to helping people who are diagnosed with low vision establish an appropriate eye care plan to include mobility services, home assessments, eye exams and rehabilitation training. Our ophthalmologist is also dedicated to providing all of our patients with courteous and professional eye care services. To learn more about low vision and the services we offer here at Naples Eye Physicians, give us a call at 239-262-6288 to schedule your appointment today.