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Low Vision Glasses

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of visually impaired people in 2014 was estimated at 246 million with 82% over 50 years old.
Statistics prove that 80% of pathological vision problems can be prevented and vision in 95% of patients with low vision can be restored with special low vision glasses.

The most common diseases that lead to low vision are:

Low vision is a disease, not a refractive problem like myopia and presbyopia. It cannot be treated with simple glasses or contact lenses. Vitamins only work as dietary supplements. Surgeries even today, as promising results, are nothing more than experimental approaches.

Low vision glasses or surgery?

Recently, a surgery performed on terminally ill patients with dry (atrophic) macular degeneration who have not undergone cataract surgery, endangers the minimum central vision of the patient’s good eye while eliminating at the same time healthy, useful and absolutely necessary for the normal life of the patient, peripheral vision.

The patient, apart from the great financial burden, can suffer enormous damage to his health as it is possible to lose further visual acuity, injure the cornea of his eye and need a transplant and consequently seriously disturb his psyche.

What is the solution to enhance low vision?

Low vision glasses with special lenses made in America in the laboratories that supply NASA with hypersensitive instruments and over the last thirty years have helped millions of patients with low vision to continue performing daily activities without difficulty:

  • Low vision glasses are completely functional and customized. For both eyes or for each eye separately, for reading, for close distance or long distance work, for watching TV or school board as well as for safe movement and even driving if the case allows it.
  • Low vision glasses are unique because they diffuse light rays throughout the retina, i.e. the macula and the peripheral area of the retina, stimulating all photoreceptors, cones and rods. Then, the photoreceptors, in cooperation, transmit the visual signal through the optic nerve to the brain, which processes the information and converts it into an image free from blurs and dark spots (scotomas) and the patient sees as if he does not have a particular vision problem.

Special low vision glasses are available in different magnifications and are selected based on visual acuity, visual field and patient needs. Manually or self-focused, their systematic use trains the patient’s remaining vision and increases visual acuity, providing autonomy and quality of life.

The low vision glasses are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Athens Chamber of Commerce and are provided exclusively in Greece and Cyprus by the specialized in low vision Optometrist Mrs. Tatiana Skoutari.