It is believed that more than 80% of the information that is captured by the brain on the world around us is the result of what we see. Vision provides us with data without the need for proximity – such as what happens with touch, smell or taste – and it is through it that we structure our day-to-day lives. The news of an irreversible loss of vision, as is the case of a Low Vision diagnosis, is in general received with great distress and sadness.
However, when facing this situation, know that there are alternatives that can help you, or your family and friends. In a general way, Low Vision is considered as an intermediate situation between normal vision and blindness, making it difficult, or even impossible, for those afflicted by it to go about many of the normal daily tasks, such as reading, driving, shopping, or watching television. Although this is a condition that cannot be corrected with surgery, medication, or ordinary glasses, this does not mean that all autonomy has been lost.
If you have been diagnosed with Low Vision – or know someone who has – Clínica Vivina Cabrita can help you reach the maximum potential of the residual vision that is still there. Equipped with the most modern technology, the clinic has a team specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye and vision diseases, including Low Vision.
Clínica Vivina Cabrita will start by thoroughly analysing the patient’s clinical condition. The different Low Vision aids and technical means that are best suited to its visual limitation will also be examined, under medical supervision, aiming at reducing the impairment’s consequences, improving the patient’s quality of life and giving him or her more independence.
The first piece of advice is: don’t give up your autonomy. Stay active and informed, take advantage of all the technical aids available, and recover your ability to participate in the different family, social and professional activities. Take care of your vision!