Dangratoli Chowk, Purulia Road, Ranchi- 834001
Low vision aid clinic offers rehabilitative services in the form of various optical magnifiers, telescopes, and electronic low vision aids to help patients with low vision.
If properly motivated, these patients can potentially benefit with the use of special aids or devices called ‘Low Vision Aids’ for their day-to-day work.
A person is said to have ‘Low Vision’, if he or she has a significant visual handicap in spite of treatment and best correction with standard eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Such people have significant residual vision but it is insufficient to meet the routine needs.
Low vision can result from
Visual handicap may be produced by various kinds of visual impairments
A ‘Low Vision Aid’ (LVA) is a device or an apparatus that improves or enhances the residual vision in patients with low vision.
Different devices are needed to fulfill different needs of various patients.
At Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital, a complete eye examination of patients with low vision is performed by ophthalmologists.
Once the cause of low vision is determined, patients try out different low vision aids in a special low “Vision Aids Clinic”.
According to the needs of the patient, the most suitable low vision device or devices are determined and then prescribed for the patient.
Low Vision Aids assist many patients in leading a comfortable and relatively normal life.
With these devices and proper motivation, people with visual loss can often read, do modified close-up work, and continue to take good care of themselves.