About SMART low vision aids

Low Vision Aids helps people who have vision loss. These devices enables them to maximize their vision. There are Electronic devices, Optical devices and Non-optical devices.

Based on the doctor’s prescription, patients can choose their relevant device. Since there are many devices, it is important to follow your eye doctor’s advice. Doctors generally prescribe different low vision glasses for different tasks. One may be for writing, another may be to work on computers, another for watching cinema screen and so on. In some cases, doctor may also recommend sunglasses to reduce direct sunlight and improve your ability to see in a better way.

FAQs on Low Vision Aids

What are low vision aids?

Low vision aids are devices which help us to have some useful vision to carry out our daily activities when the vision is very less.

When do we need low vision aids?

We need LVA when we have low vision due causes such as age related macular degeneration,glaucoma,optic atrophy etc

What are the different low vision aids available?

The different types of LVA’s available are Magnifying spectacles,Stand magnifiers,Hand magnifiers,Telescopes,Video magnifiers etc

When is a Low Vision Examination required?

Low vision examination is required if a person has multiple eye problems like macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy or glaucoma. Generally this examination should be done by a qualified optometrist or an ophthalmologist who has specialized in low vision. A low vision examination will take more time than a regular eye test.

Is low vision the same as blindness?

Definitely not. Low vision is a state where there will be a large amount of “tunnel vision”. To put it in simple terms, it is a condition where the affected person will not be able to read the large letter “E” in the vision chart. But with the help of specially made low vision aids they will be able to read or see considerably better than their original state.

Which type of patients can be treated through low vision aids?

People who have visual impairments from birth can also be treated successfully with low vision devices. Apart from them people who have lost their vision due to a disease, stroke, congenital disorders and trauma can also benefit with the help of these devices.

Why is my low vision aid’s experience different from what I experienced in the clinic?

Most of the people face this situation. Generally it takes some time for you to adjust with the new device. The lighting conditions in the clinic and your home will be different. So in order to have the best of experience you need to explore different lighting conditions and positioning.

I could read my books or computer screen only when I go very closer to them? Am I considered Low vision?

Vision loss could have been for various reasons as mentioned above. Our suggestion would be to get an appointment with an Ophthalmologist and get your eyes tested.  After the test Ophthalmologist will be able to give you a proper guidance on your vision

Book an appointment for your Low Vision Treatment at SMART Vision Clinic in Chennai.

You can book appointment at any of these places from Chennai: Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur,Tharamani, Velachery, ECR, OMR, Muttukadu, Kelambakkam, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Vijayanagar, Kotturpuram, Saidapet, Nandanam, Pallikaranai, Medavakkam, Ashok nagar, Besant nagar, Chamiers road, Chrompet, Gopalapuram, Mandaveli, Triplicane, Mylapore, Adambakkam, Greams road, Guindy, Tnagar, Ekkaduthangal, Jafferkhanpet, KK nagar, Kodambakkam, Madipakkam, St thomas mount, Mambalam, Mettupalayam, Nanganallur, Nungambakkam, Choolaimedu, Anna nagar, Mogapair, Thirumangalam, Kilpauk, Chetpet,Panagal park, Saligramam, Virugambakkam, Porur, Alwarthirunagar, Selaiyur, Vandalur, Kanathur, Panayur, Uthandi, Akkarai, Nesapakkam, Vettuvankeni, Neelankarai, Kottivakkam, Thiruporur, Nemili, Mahabalipuram, Mambakkam, Kandigai, Urapakkam, Guduvanchery, Perungalathur, Pallavaram, Tirusulam, Pazhavanthangal, Keelkattalai, Sembakkam, Peerkankaranai, Sithalapakkam, Vengaivasal, Madambakkam, Tambaram, Kattankulathur, Maraimalainagar, Ponmar, Muttukkaranchavadi, Kalpakkam, Pudupattinam, Senneri, Karumbakkam, Manimangalam, Sriperumbudur, Thiruneermalai, Kundrathur, Thoraipakkam, Moulivakkam, Iyyappanthangal, Poonamallee, Sai nagar.