Low Vision Specialist

Diamond Vision Optometry

Optometry located in Pasadena, CA

Are you one of the 135 million low vision sufferers in the world today? While low vision can be a frustrating problem, the experienced and supportive team at Diamond Vision Optometry in Pasadena, California, is here to help you cope with low vision in the most effective way possible. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Low Vision Q & A

What is low vision?

Low vision is a vision condition that makes it difficult or impossible to see well enough to go about your daily activities. While low vision may seem like just another vision problem, it's completely different than ordinary nearsightedness or farsightedness.

If you have low vision, you need help from an experienced low vision optometrist like those at Diamond Vision Optometry. Low vision requires a very specific approach because it doesn't respond to ordinary corrective lenses or even surgery.

What causes low vision?

Low vision can develop for a variety of reasons. The most common causes include:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Traumatic eye injury
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Stroke
  • Inherited retinal eye disease (retinitis pigmentosa)

If you have any of the conditions above, the team at Diamond Vision Optometry monitors you for signs of low vision during your regular checkups. As soon as you show signs of low vision, your eye doctor can help you make the most of the vision that you still have.

What is the treatment for low vision?

If you have low vision, you need special glasses. Creating these glasses is a complex process, and the team at Diamond Vision Optometry will:

  • Measure your residual vision
  • Determine the necessary optical devices
  • Determine a prescription for each optical device needed
  • Teach you how to use your different optical devices

You're likely to have several optical devices to help with low vision. This may include several different pairs of eyeglasses, a magnifier for close-up reading, a telescope for distance viewing, and other vision tools. Each optical device is for a specific task, so you'll probably have special glasses for driving, a magnifier or other glasses for reading, and other tools as needed.

What else can I do to improve low vision?

While you can't cure low vision, the team at Diamond Vision Optometry can help you improve your vision through better nutrition recommendations. Sometimes supplements can help as well.

If you're suffering from low vision, don't despair. You can live a full life as long as you're willing to use low vision devices recommended by your eye doctor.

Call Diamond Vision Optometry or use online booking to schedule your consultation today.