You may be helped if you have difficulty with
- reading your mail and newspaper
- viewing food labels
- watching TV and viewing computer
- seeing street signs
An individual with vision loss is not blind, but he/she cannot see well enough to function in daily life, even with the use of regular eye glasses. When this occur, one may benefit from a low vision assessment.
In a low vision assessment, we share two main goals:
- Identify the challenges you have as a result of your vision loss (reading mails, grocery shopping, navigating on the road)
- Evaluating on low vision devices that may help you to overcome your vision challenges
Low vision devices are classified as assistive devices. Examples include custom magnifiers, medical filters and electronic aids.
Dr. Norris Lam is an Ontario Assistive Devices Program authorizer. The cost of low vision devices may be partially subsidized by the Assistive Devices Program for individuals who meet specific eligibility requirements.
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