More about low vision

Low vision is a visual impairment, not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, that interferes with a person's ability to perform everyday activities.

What is low vision?

Low vision is a visual impairment, not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, that interferes with a person's ability to perform everyday activities.

Low-vision resources

American Academy of Ophthalmology
415/561-8500
http://www.aao.org/

American Foundation for the Blind
800/232-5463
http://www.afb.org/

American Optometric Association
314/991-4100
http://www.aoa.org/

Council of Citizens with Low Vision International
800/733-2258
http://www.cclvi.org/

Lighthouse International
800/334-5497
http://www.lighthouse.org//

National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
301/496-5248
http://www.nei.nih.gov/

Ophthalmology Times / Source: National Institutes of Health