Understand low vision

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Understanding low vision and how it can affect a person’s daily life can help patients and their families confront the condition more successfully. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – Prescription eyeglasses help billions of people across the world improve their vision. In fact, when a person’s vision starts to weaken, a new eyeglass prescription is often the solution; however, prescription eyeglasses cannot correct every issue, including low vision. The National Eye Institute defines low vision as a vision problem that makes it hard for people to perform everyday activities. People with low vision may not see well enough to read, drive, recognize people’s faces, distinguish between colors or see their television or computer screens clearly. Though low vision is a serious condition, the Cleveland Clinic said it does not include complete blindness and can sometimes be improved with the use of visual aids. Understanding low vision and how it can affect
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