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  • ocular
  • For persons with normal vision and optimal ocular health, a hard-working eye is not a problem. (tsbvi.edu)
  • optometry
  • Low vision is a subspecialty within the professions of optometry and ophthalmology and Opticianry dealing with individuals who have less than normal vision even with the most accurate conventional prescription available. (wikidoc.org)
  • Low vision can impact individuals' ability to earn a living, says Gary Chu, O.D., senior director of public health and community collaborations at New England Eye and associate professor at the New England College of Optometry. (aoa.org)
  • visually impaired
  • Anyone with noncorrectable reduced vision is visually impaired. (aoa.org)
  • Anyone with noncorrectable reduced vision is considered to be visually impaired, and can have a wide range of causes. (wikidoc.org)
  • Allison interviews Bryan Wolynski from OrCam about their new MyEye 2.0 artificial vision device for those who are blind or visually impaired. (podfeet.com)
  • optic nerve
  • Dominant Optic Nerve Atrophy - Hereditary damage to the optic nerve, resulting in a loss of vision. (nih.gov)
  • Optic Atrophy - damage to the optic nerve, as a result of birth defect, trauma, or poor circulation, leads to permanent vision loss. (eyes.org)
  • Treatments
  • Dr. Lowe, who invested in training in low vision treatments for herself and two staff members more than 25 years ago, adds, "There's no reason we should live out our lives and not be able to maintain what we do, given the low vision devices out there today. (aoa.org)
  • help
  • By seeking medical help people with reduced vision learn about their disability and how best to receive the help that they need for improved health and well-being. (medic8.com)
  • There are also devices to help those with no vision, like text-reading software and braille books. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Vision rehabilitation are available to help people adapt to vision loss and maintain their current lifestyle. (alcon.com)
  • When low vision issues are detected early, treatment can begin immediately and help maximize eyesight and quality of life. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Even though talking about your vision condition may be difficult, ask for help. (eyes.org)
  • There are a wide variety of devices that help people make the most of their remaining vision. (eyes.org)
  • maximize
  • Rehabilitation professionals, some of whom are connected to an agency for the blind, can provide advice on lighting and contrast to maximize remaining vision. (wikidoc.org)
  • and modifications to your environment to allow you to maximize your remaining vision, such as putting tabs on the stove and washing machine so you know how far to turn the knobs. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Partial
  • Through early diagnosis, most detached retinas can be surgically re-attached with partial restoration of vision. (eyes.org)
  • significantly
  • The National Eye Institute's Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS ) found that taking certain antioxidants and zinc significantly reduces the risk of advanced AMD and vision loss. (emaxhealth.com)
  • quality
  • If low vision problems are recognized early, treatment can begin in an effort to prevent as much deterioration as possible and improve quality of vision and life. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Occupational Therapist - A rehabilitation professional who works with persons with disabilities, including low vision, to complete the everyday activities that they need for independence and quality of life. (nih.gov)