Low vision is a condition in which vision cannot be corrected by glasses, contacts, surgery or medicine. Low vision, or, visual impairment is usually caused by an underlying ocular disease which can include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt's disease, cataracts and others.
Patients with low vision may experience difficulty with tasks of daily living including writing, reading and watching television.
A low vision assessment is a specialized exam aimed to help maximize a patient's remaining vision using optical and electronic low vision aids to help improve their ability to complete specific tasks.
At Grey Highlands Eye Care we offer low vision assessments and low vision aids including optical and electronic magnifiers, telescopes and therapeutic filters.
During the assessment, Dr. Jones will be able to determine eligibility to apply for the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) to help fund various vision aids based on the program. ADP is funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and provides consumer centered support and funding to Ontario residents who have long-term physical disabilities and provides access to personalized assistive devices appropriate for the individual’s basic needs.