low vision aids
There is a big group of people, usually elderly and occasionally young people, that have reduced visual performance due to pathological visual disorders, such as Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and dystrophies of the retinal pigment epithelium or the photoreceptors. These types of disease usually reduce the central (foveal) vision which is crucial for reading and face recognition, and cannot be corrected with the typical eyeglasses or contact lenses but with customised aids, kniown as Low Vision Aids (LVAs).
Optical House practices for these group of people offer the cutting edge in the technology of the LVAs, which aim to help the patient and offer the maximum benefit in visual performance for daily activities, such as reading and watching TV. The range of Low Vision Aids, depending on the needs of each patient, includes hand-held magnifiers, telescopic system of Kepler or Gallileo type or portable electronic magnifiers.