Low vision is an uncorrectable visual loss that interferes with daily activities. It cannot be improved with regular glasses, contact lenses, or medical intervention. Individuals with low vision may experience any of, or a combination of, a reduction or loss of colour vision, central and peripheral vision, and a reduction in ability to adjust to changing levels of light, contrast, and glare.
While we cannot restore vision that has been lost, there are ways we can help manage individual visual needs including non-optical options such as large print books and games, talking devices, and writing guides. Additionally, there are also optical options including tints, specialized glasses, magnifiers, and high tech computerized magnifying devices.
A low vision assessment where a detailed evaluation of your visual ability and desired goals are determined is the first place to start. No referral is necessary. Please contact our office at 250 743 8899 for more information or to schedule an assessment.