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Low Vision

Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging. But, many people with low vision are taking charge.

When you have low vision, eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery may not help. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do. What You Should Know Article - read more...

People of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from vision rehabilitation services. These profiles highlight individuals who have learned to make the most of their remaining vision and maintain their independence. Living With Low Vision Article - read more...

Safely and effectively managing your medications is critical to your overall health and well-being. Modern medicine has improved our quality of life and can help us live longer, healthier lives. However, people with low vision need to be careful when using medications, especially if they are taking several different drugs. What You Should Know Article - read more...

Woman using a vision device.
Many people living with low vision use devices and services to help them maintain their independence. Watch these video profiles to learn more.
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