Overview: Low vision disorders are quite common in India. Latest estimates
suggest that nearly 4.5 crore Indian adults and children suffer from some
symptom of low vision eye disease. Low vision disorders can happen at any age
and can affect both Children and adults. Most low vision conditions present as a
result of defective eye conditions and the occurrence of different eye diseases.
Low vision, however, is not the same as blindness.
What is it? A person is considered to have Low vision when ‘correct vision’ or
normal eyesight cannot be fully restored by using glasses/contact lenses,
medication or even undergoing laser treatment or surgery. When your vision is
20/70 or worse, you are categorised as a low-vision eye patient. Thankfully
though, special ophthalmic aids, adaptation techniques & rehabilitation
procedures can enhance the ability of an eye patient to compensate for their
weak vision conditions. There is a misconception that children cannot use low
vision devices; they very well can.
We at Kids eye Consult treat all categories of patients diagnosed with Low
vision by working out a personalised rehabilitation plan and prescribing various
optical and visual aids.
Types of low vision:
Loss of Central vision: The
front detail vision is affected; that helps us look at things directly
Loss of Peripheral vision:
Problems in looking sideways (less detailed vision)
Errors in Contrast
sensitivity: Decrease in Contrast and reduced ability to distinguish between
objects of similar tones: for instance, Milk in a white Mug
Reduction in Depth
perception: Problems in judging the position, distance and depth of objects, for
example, the height of a Step in a ladder
Disconnect in image relaying and interpretation; from image formation, through
to the optic nerve and brain processing.
Low vision patients could experience the following symptoms
Hazy, Blurred or Double
Difficulty in routine life
activities like Reading, Writing, Driving, playing, cooking, shopping etc
Hard to recognise known
faces and objects
White patches in the pupil
of the eye
A problem in Watching TV,
working on a computer or operating a mobile phone.
Possible Causes of Low Vision:
Diabetic Retinopathy Trauma
If you present any or more such symptoms, you would need a full examination of
your eyes from our ophthalmologist at Kids eye Consult.
specialists will check your all vision parameters to determine visual acuity,
depth perception, and visual field.
In low vision patients, the specific line of treatment differs from patient to
patient based on the causes, case presentations and correct diagnosis. Except
for a few particular reasons ( eye diseases) that are treatable and may help in
vision restoration, Low vision is a permanent occurrence.
At Kids eye Consult
, we prescribe an array of visual aids,
management therapies, vision rehabilitation techniques to enable a patient to
live a relatively normal life. We provide visual aids like Lenses that filter
light, various magnifying glasses, telescopic glasses and reading prisms to
treat low vision patients who visit us.
Certain Non-optical aids designed primarily for low vision cases are also quite
helpful. High Contrast electronic gadgetry, specialised computer software,
interactive devices and large size print matter also help specific patients.
Both Optical and visual aids help improve the quality of life for such eye
We have in-house rehabilitation counsellors and services of optometrists, visual
experts, who help such people with visual management.
To know, how best Kids eye Consult can help your patient, please get in touch
with our Low Vision and Visual Rehabilitation Service by calling 98962-59777 or
our website www.kidseyeconsult.com