Low vision is an impairment that is not corrected by standard glasses, contacts, or surgery. The statistics say that this affects over 14 million people in the United States!
So how does one get low vision? Most people develop low vision because of eye diseases, such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or age-related macular degeneration. The Wisconsin Optometric Association’s President says, “Early diagnosis by an eye doctor is very important in treating low vision and preventing it from progression, especially if you have glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes, or AMD.” WOA doctors encourage all adults, especially those who are noticing even slight changes in their vision, to visit their eye doctor each year as a preventative measure.
Want to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at (715) 381-1234 to schedule a Comprehensive Vision Examination (CVE).