Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses or contact lenses. It is often characterised by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision. A person with low vision may find it difficult or impossible to accomplish activities such as reading, writing, shopping, watching television, driving a car or recognising faces.

Low vision is a loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks difficult.

Low vision can impact people of all ages, but is primarily associated with older adults. Both our Optometrists can guide you further in the consultation and recommend the best option for you.

Common visual impairments that can cause low vision

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD/ARMD)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Strokes


  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stargardts
  • Albinsim
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity


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