Low Vision in Yorba Linda & Tustin, CA

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What Is Low Vision?

When we talk about “blindness,” most people usually think of complete vision loss. But it’s important to know that many people considered “blind” still have some level of vision.

Low vision is a visual impairment that can’t be corrected with regular glasses, contacts, medication, or surgery. It’s a condition that can disrupt a person’s ability to carry out day-to-day activities. Low vision can make things more challenging, affecting independence, mobility, and overall quality of life. 

Low vision is more than just an inconvenience—it’s a life-altering condition that calls for expert care and compassionate support.

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What Causes Low Vision?

Low vision is often caused by eye diseases or conditions. However, it can also result from health issues affecting the brain because vision involves neural pathways.

Common causes of low vision include:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • Acquired (traumatic) brain injury
  • Retinal detachment
  • Cataracts
  • Eye injuries

What Are the Types of Low Vision?

Low vision can come in different forms, depending on the underlying disease or condition. Some of the most common forms of low vision include:

  • Central vision loss: Reduced straight-ahead vision
  • Peripheral vision loss: Loss of side vision
  • Night blindness: Poor vision in low-light conditions
  • Reduced contrast sensitivity: Blurred or hazy vision
  • Color vision deficiency: Difficulty distinguishing colors

Each type of low vision presents unique challenges. By providing personalized attention, we can work together to identify strategies and treatments that can enhance your vision’s performance in everyday life.

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Low vision rehabilitation can help maximize visual function. By strengthening visual skills and vision performance, patients can experience a richer quality of life. 

A personalized rehabilitation plan may include specialty prescription glasses or contact lenses, Peli prism lenses, magnification devices, or innovative assistive technology

Vision Performance Optometric Centers offers comprehensive neuro-optometry and vision therapy services, which aim to enhance brain-eye communication. These treatments work harmoniously to elevate visual quality and overall quality of life.

Childhood Low Vision

While low vision is more common in older adults, children can face significant challenges due to visual impairments. 

Regular children’s eye exams are crucial, starting from their first eye exam and continuing with yearly checkups. These comprehensive exams can help maintain eye health and monitor their visual development. With routine checkups, we can identify potential problems early on.

Proactive measures like myopia control or vision therapy can help prevent vision impairment. Tailored treatment programs can help enhance a child’s ability to learn and enjoy different tasks.

Start Your Journey Towards Comfortable Vision Today

At Vision Performance Optometric Center, we understand the value of comfortable vision. That’s why we’re committed to providing the support our patients need. If you or someone you love struggles with low vision, we truly want to help. 

With our team of skilled and compassionate professionals, our goal is to provide personalized care that can significantly enhance your vision and change your life. So don’t wait any longer—take that crucial first step towards healthier vision today.

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  • 17411 Irvine Blvd Suite D
  • Tustin, CA 92780
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Yorba Linda

  • 17674 Yorba Linda Blvd
  • Yorba Linda, CA 92886
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