Can a Low Vision Examination Be Beneficial?

Can a Low Vision Examination Be Beneficial?
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Fajar Prasetya and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
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Can a low vision examination be beneficial, and what distinguishes it from a comprehensive eye exam?

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A low vision examination can be highly beneficial, especially for individuals with visual impairment or low-quality vision.

1. Focus on Visual Impairment: Unlike a comprehensive eye exam, which assesses overall eye health and visual acuity, a low vision examination specifically addresses visual impairment and its impact on daily life.

2. Residual Vision Assessment: A low vision exam evaluates the remaining vision available to the patient and explores strategies to maximize its use.

3. Tools and Devices: The examination includes recommendations for specialized tools and devices, such as magnifiers or screen readers, to improve the patient's quality of life by enhancing their ability to see and function better in daily activities.




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