Low vision is not an eye disease, but rather the result of one or more eye disease that lead to a significant reduction in your ability to see, which cannot be corrected with prescription eyewear, or remedied with medication or surgery. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that there is no hope. Here at Romie Lane Optometric Center, we use all of the advancements in technology available today to maximize your vision to the greatest degree possible.
Among the eye diseases that contribute to your Monterey low vision are glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. And though the chances of needing our low vision therapy increase with age, it is not uncommon for it to be a concern for those who are younger. Finding indications of it on your own comes down to noticing if any of the following apply to you: a loss of your ability to see detail, reduction in peripheral (side-to-side) vision, persistent double vision, difficulty climbing or descending stairs, color perception issues, and having a hard time navigating along the edges of curbs. Technically, these are various signs of the individual eye diseases, but they all are part of the development of Monterey low vision, and should motivate you to seek out our assistance promptly. In terms of how to deal with it, there is bad news and good news. The bad news is that it cannot be cured, but the good news is that with special therapy glasses, closed circuit TVs, telescopic equipment, and electronic devices, you can make the most of your remaining vision. Our office can work with you to acquire the technology that will help you to remain productive and independent.
Monterey low vision can be managed. And the more quickly you reach out to our office, the sooner you can take advantage of the various ways of doing so. Call us right now to make an appointment.