Low vision, while a concern that needs to be addressed, is something that can be managed through a combination of lifestyle adjustments and devices. Chicago Vision Club provides low vision exams to diagnose it and offers devices that make all the difference in letting you lead a productive and independent life despite low vision. It is the goal of our Lincoln Park low vision specialist to help you maintain your normal day to day life as much as possible.
Among the symptoms that you should be aware of and that may indicate low vision are a decreased ability to see detail, reduced peripheral vision (side to side), persistent double vision, difficulties in either climbing or descending stairs or in navigation along the edges of a curb, and problems with distinguishing among colors. If you notice any of these signs, you should call us right away and schedule an exam with our Lincoln Park low vision specialist. Any of the above may indicate low vision, which is not a disease per say. It is the result of specific eye diseases including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. While low vision can affect anyone at any age, it occurs most often among people who are 45 years of age or older.
If a diagnosis of low vision is found, the focus of our Lincoln Park low vision specialist will be to recommend aids and devices that will enhance your life and prevent low vision from interfering with your ability to live it to the fullest. Special microscopic reading glasses are just one example of the advanced technology that can be of help. Others include magnifying aids, closed circuit televisions, and additional devices that permit you to enjoy reading, working, watching TV, and many other activities to the greatest extent possible. Through consultation, your individual needs and wants will be taken into account so that everything from getting around your home to working and engaging in leisure activities will be addressed so that you make the most out of the vision you do have. Please call us and schedule an exam. We’re here to help.