Low Vision

Low vision is called the state of reduced visual performance with visual acuity less than 4/10 or visual field less than 60. Legally blind is a person with vision less than 1/10 or visual field less than 20.

Worldwide, patients with low vision is estimated at 124 million, while legally blind is 37 million.


Low vision can be caused by a variety of pathological conditions. Many diseases affect vision in many ways. For example macular degeneration affect central vision, glaucoma regional and cataract causes a general blur.

Incidence and severity vary from case to case. The major diseases that lead to low vision are:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Retinal detachment
  • High myopia
  • Corneal opacities, etc.

Χαμηλή Όραση & Βοηθήματα

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In many cases, medical treatment methods are enough to restore vision. However, sometimes the medical interventions do not have the desired outcome and the vision loss remains a major obstacle in everyday life. The vision impairment affects the individuals work, independence and psychology far more than the reduction of any other sense.

An evolving field of optometry, deals with the detailed examination of the quantity and quality of residual vision.

As a low vision aid we characterize each instrument that can magnify or enhance the contrast of the image that we see. These devices can be primarily visually or electronically. In optical low vision aids including magnifiers, telescopes systems, prismatic glasses, the loops and filters. In electronic systems include mainly closed circuit television (CCTV), magnification programs for computers, electronic books and reading complex voice.

The above can significantly increase the vision for specific occupations, such as seeing a television, cinema or theatre, reading, writing, recognizing faces, seeing the prices at the supermarket, doing his favouritehobby.

The educationof proper use of visual aids from the patient is the most important factor for successful implementation of these devices.

In each case the patient should be monitored by an ophthalmologist.