Low Vision Rehabilitation
What is Low Vision?
Low Vision is a significant impairment of vision (VISUS INFERIOR TO 3/10) that can not be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, medical treatment and/or surgery. It affects people of any age and influences the relative contexts (school, work, home). It has effects on everyday activities like reading, writing, personal care, domestic autonomy. The patient can have difficulty even in recognizing faces or looking at the food in the dish.
The patient may find it difficult to perform these everyday tasks described.
How does the visually impaired patient see?
Low vision is a condition that can be congenital or acquired as a result of ocular disabling diseases, such as maculopathy, retinopathy or advanced glaucoma. Vision is completely damaged in an irreversible way. In many cases, after accurate evaluations, it is possible to carry out specific rehabilitation programs that aim at improving the visual ability of naturally present but not very used areas or at reactivating inactive synaptic circuits.
Thorugh patience, perseverance and continuous assistance by the medical staff, it is possible to reach very satisfying results. In our centre you can have access to personalized programs of rehabilitation and training for the use of the auxiliary tools. Foveal rehabilitation with biofeedback deserves a specific attention, since it represents a revolutionary frontier for the fight to blindness.
Through expert evaluations of the residual vision it is possible to plan the visual rehabilitation, or rather the research of assistance and methods in order to take full advantage of the visual potentialities.
Latest optical innovations, like prismatic hypercorrective lenses, enlarging lenses, enlarging video, are the most recommended solutions to these pathologies. Our qualified èquipe will follow patients accurately, helping them to discover new strategies and teach them how to use the correct assist devices for their needs.