There are many things you can do to make living with low
vision easier and safer. Low-vision rehabilitation specialists can give you
detailed information and training on doing your household tasks and other
activities that can be more challenging when you have reduced vision.
Contrast makes use of your eyes' ability to distinguish objects and
their surroundings based on differences in brightness or color, rather than
shape or location. If you have low vision, you may need more light to be able
to distinguish objects with similar brightness or color (low contrast).
To find out what vision aids might be most helpful to you, see the form Using Low-Vision Aids at Home(What is a PDF document?).
November 12, 2012
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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