Low Vision Aids - Low Vision - Skoutari Optics
Eιδική στη Χαμηλή Όραση Οπτομέτρης
Optometrist Specialized in Low Vision
20 November 2023
Εκπαίδευση στη Χρήση των Βοηθημάτων Χαμηλής Όρασης
Training in the Use of Low Vision Aids
20 November 2023
Βοηθήματα Χαμηλής Όρασης

People with low vision cannot see with the simple glasses of myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia or with contact lenses. They need low vision aids to cope with daily activities.

Who has low vision?

Low vision is possessed by people whose visual acuity is lower than 4/10 or whose field of vision is less than 20 degrees. They see blurry even when they wear their glasses or nothing changes in their vision whether they are wearing or not wearing glasses.

Categories of low vision aids

Low vision aids are divided into two categories:

  • Those used for close-up tasks such as reading, writing and using a computer
  • Those related to distant vision such as watching TV, recognizing faces, public transport, etc.

Low vision aids are determined and selected exclusively by the Optometrist specialized in low vision based on the age, occupations and needs of the patient.

Βοηθήματα Χαμηλής Όρασης-Low Vision Aids

Low vision aids can be:
for occasional use

for unlimited use and training of the patient’s vision

A patient with low vision usually needs more than one low-vision visual aid, and the choice depends on:

  • the disease
  • the stage of the disease
  • the visual acuity
  • the field of vision
  • the perception of bright contrasts

Low vision aids, applied to glasses (microscope – glasses, prismatic glasses and telescopic glasses), significantly improve the visual ability of the patient by enlarging the image projected on the retina.
Low vision aids must be used under the guidance of the Optometrist specialized in low vision, who will indicate techniques and training strategies so that the patient remains active, independent and productive.