Low vision is a term used for loss of eyesight that cannot be corrected by glasses, medications or surgery. Low vision can occur at any age and as a result of many different eye conditions. Many diseases that affect the retina can result in significant permanent visual impairment. This makes day-to-day life challenging. A person with low vision may find daily tasks such as reading, writing, watching TV, driving a car or recognizing faces more difficult than they did before.
We work closely with low vision specialists and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind in order to help our patients best optimize their vision to maintain their independence, and lead the best quality of life possible.