What is Low Vision?

Low vision is when a person’s eyesight cannot be corrected. It can develop at any age. People with low vision may not be completely blind, so it is important to help them make the best use of the remaining vision. At Kabra Eye Hospital, the Vision Rehabilitation Centre will help you make the most of your eyesight. It cannot fix your vision or reverse vision loss. But it can help you adjust to life with limited sight.

Difficulties dealt…

  • Recognizing faces at distance
  • Watching TV
  • Seeing black board (for students)
  • Reading fine print / writing
  • Computer tasks / Mobile tasks
  • Glare problems

Most common conditions seen in the clinic

  • Congenital cataract / Aphakia
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Albinism
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Heredomacular degeneration (eg: Stargardt’s disease)
  • Glaucoma
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic nerve problems (eg: Optic atrophy)

Services provided:

  • Assessment of difficulty level of the patients in performing day-to-day activities
  • Vision assessment
  • Spectacle power check up
  • Testing with Low vision devices (optical and non-optical)
  • Color vision assessment
  • Contrast sensitivity assessment
  • Field of vision assessment