If you have been diagnosed with low vision, UAMS can help you increase your independence and safety. It is possible for people with vision limitations to continue to live independent and meaningful lives with the assistance of an occupational therapist. Using our services, you can improve your reading and writing abilities, meal preparation skills and personal finance management.
Low vision may be caused by:
- Macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Brain injury
What You Can Do About Low Vision
Experiencing lower clarity of vision as the result of any number of conditions doesn’t have to mean giving up on your eyesight altogether.
The professionals in low vision and rehabilitative services at the UAMS Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute develop low vision strategies to help patients achieve goals such as:
- Identifying street signs and bus numbers
- Watching television
- Managing household and job-related tasks
- Keeping up with school work