Low Vision

How To Cope With Low Vision

Low vision is vision loss that’s so severe, it can’t be corrected with regular eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.

But there are lots of ways to deal with low vision, so browse the articles below for helpful information. Or start with our overview . . . For More . . .


Low Vision Aids for Computer Users

In general, visually impaired people can use the same low vision aids for viewing a computer screen as they do for regular reading activities. These include eyeglass-mounted magnifiers, handheld magnifiers and stand-alone magnifiers.

But also, special software has been developed to either display computer data in large print or read the material aloud in a synthetic voice.

These adaptive low vision devices let partially sighted people do the same computer-related tasks as fully sighted people — such as word processing, creating and using spreadsheets and viewing Web pages online.

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