A patient is said to have low vision when they cannot have their vision improved with either prescription eyeglass lenses or eye surgery. If you are suffering with low vision, you should come to see one of our expert eye doctors at our Orange Coast Eye Center. Our eye doctors, just one of whom is Dr. Lincoln L. Manzi, Jr., can provide you with low vision therapy in Fountain Valley CA.
If a patient is totally blind, they are not said to have low vision. Low vision is a situation in which a patient does have some sight left; the goal of low vision therapy in Fountain Valley CA is to help the patient to maximize this remaining vision. There are varying degrees of vision loss when a patient has low vision. Some patients may have a blind spot in their vision, while other patients may nearly have a complete loss of sight. Some common low vision problems are: the loss of central vision; loss of side vision; night blindness; blurred vision; or hazy vision. If you have low vision that is caused by cataracts, this problem can usually be easily corrected with laser cataract surgery during which the damaged natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. Other causes of low vision can include: glaucoma; diabetes; cancer of the eye; stroke; eye trauma; or brain injury. Low vision will be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. If you are having trouble performing certain tasks such as reading or watching television you should contact our eye doctor. Different lighting, magnifiers and charts will be used to test your visual acuity and depth perception. If there is no treatment available for your low vision, our eye doctor can help you find products that can help you with your low vision which can include: telescopic glasses; light-filtering lenses; magnifying glasses; handheld and freestanding magnifiers; closed-circuit television with video magnification; and reading prisms.
For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor for low vision therapy in Fountain Valley CA, contact us today.