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What is Low Vision?

Low vision is a significant loss of eyesight that can’t be improved with regular eyeglasses, contacts, medicine or surgery. It makes everyday activities like reading, writing, shopping, watching TV and driving, difficult, if not impossible. Millions of people are impacted, most commonly in those aged 60 and over. We all have someone in our life that’s aging – a grandparent, parent, sibling or dear friend, it’s worth taking a moment to learn more about low vision with this info-graphic from The Vision Council.It’s important to remember that low vision is different from presbyopia, which is our eyes not being able to focus on near items as we age. Take a look at the full infographic about low vision. If you notice any similar issues with your vision, make sure to visit your eye doctor immediately.

By Dave Johnston

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