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Low Vision

Enjoy Life Despite the Challenges of Low Vision

Crowborough Opticians’ low vision clinic brings to Kent excellent service, quality low vision aids and personal care. If low vision is preventing you or a loved one from doing activities or going through day-to-day tasks, a low vision aid or device can help.

How do I know if what I have is low vision?

Low vision refers to visual impairments that cannot be corrected with standard eye correction techniques such as eye glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.

Low vision is usually caused by eye injury, old age or eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. It is a common condition among those aged over 65. Many are told that nothing can be done if they have low vision, but they can actually find help and relief in low vision aids.

Crowborough Low Vision Aids
Low vision aids and glasses

What are low vision aids?

Low vision aids are devices that help improve visual functionality and restore independence. These devices help maximise one’s remaining vision by enhancing and directing the vision they still have.

There are many types of low vision aids like the magnifiers, telescopes, state-of-the-art glasses, absorptive filters and more. There are devices that can help with near tasks like reading and distance tasks like watching TV. There are also non-optical visual aids such as writing and signature guides, computer enlarging programs and large-print reading materials.

These low vision aids are available right here in Kent through our low vision clinic.

Our visual aids could help you

Read small print

Read small print on medicine bottles, newspapers, letters and much more

Thread a needle

Thread a needle

Read signs

Read signs and bus numbers

Improve mobility

Improve your mobility around the home

Watch television

Watch television

Happier life

Our low vision aids can make your life easier

How do I get started?

Visit our clinic or get in touch with us for a home visit. Our low vision clinic team will first assess the condition of your eyes, determining the extent of your vision loss, the affected parts of your visual field and whether it’s central or peripheral. This will allow us to identify the most suitable low vision aid or device.

Don’t let low vision rob you any longer. Contact us on 01892 458901 today and we’ll bring our clinic to you, no matter where you are in Kent.

Low vision aids in Crowborough
Low Vision Clinic Crowborough

Maximise your quality of life with our low vision clinic

The primary goal of our low vision clinic is to help you maximise your remaining vision, giving you the quality of life you deserve. We have extensive experience in working with people who have reduced vision, and can help you increase your independence, confidence and self-esteem.

Your low vision assessment with us is comprehensive, beginning with questions regarding your lifestyle, what you’d like to achieve and how you’d like to improve your quality of life.

After a thorough discussion and examination, we can then provide you with the technology you need to help you live a fuller and happier life.

Low Vision Aid FAQs

Yes. We can provide you with a wide variety of equipment to help you and will do our best to find the most useful solutions for your lifestyle. Our main aim is to help you as much as we can.

If you’re having problems with your vision or low vision aids, visit us ASAP, no matter what other medical treatment you’re receiving.

Check with your insurance company. If you are referred to us by your ophthalmologist, you may be able to have your assessment or aids covered by your insurance plan.

While we prefer to conduct low vision assessments at our practice, they can also be undertaken in the comfort of your home. For more information on our home visits, please visit the home visits page.

To enjoy low vision assessments undertaken with confidence, contact us on 01892 458901 or visit our practice.