Low Vision Treatment At Optique Inc
When you've lost a certain percentage of your eyesight, you're said to have low vision. It's possible for some patients to recover their vision with a combination of surgery, medication, and other treatments, but this isn't possible for everyone. If there is no way we can help to improve your low vision, our team at Optique in Dallas can work together to help you to learn ways to adjust and adapt to living with low vision.
What Can Cause Low Vision?
Low vision is generally caused by serious eye diseases, all of which happen more often as people age. The more common ones include:
- Macular degeneration
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Diabetic retinopathy
In all cases, low vision is caused by uncontrolled eye disease. It's never a result of normal aging by itself.
Problems Connected to Low Vision
While low vision is a physical problem, it can take an emotional toll, as well. Great eye care isn't the only treatment you should consider if your vision won't improve. When you first find out that your condition is permanent, you may experience frustration and anger. Talking to someone about these feelings can help you to adjust to your new way of life, and make it easier to adjust to your new lifestyle. Stay active and take care of yourself to help prevent depression, but seek counseling if you begin to feel depressed. Look for a low vision support group to find others who are going through the same experiences.
Low Vision Treatment
If you have low vision, your eyesight can't be improved by surgery, eyeglasses, or medication. It will never get better, so treatment consists of ways to adjust to your new reality so that you can still live a normal life. Having low vision doesn't mean you have to give up everything you enjoy in life. It just means you have to adjust and find different ways to do them.
We can offer advice on a wide variety of low vision aids for everyday life. These can include different types of magnifying lenses to help you to see small objects better, talking objects such as clocks, blood pressure cuffs, and blood sugar monitors, phones and remote controls with extra-large buttons and even audiobooks and computer programs that read aloud what's on the monitor.
Contact Our Dallas Optometry Office!
At Optique, we recommend that all of our patients over 50 come in for comprehensive eye exams every year. These more-frequent examinations allow our optometrists to diagnose and treat vision problems earlier, including low vision problems. If you haven't had an exam in at least a year, give us a call to make an appointment. Contact us at (214) 252-1800 and we'll arrange a visit today.