For People with Poor Perception
There are many possible causes for impaired vision. These include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye infection, inflammation, or injury
- Night Blindness
- Retinal Detachment
- Optic Neuritis
- Strokes or TIA
- Brain Tumors
- Bleeding into the eye
- Temporal arteritis
- Migraine Headaches
- Being born with it
- Receive regular screening for vision problems.
- Control conditions that can lead to impaired vision.
- Wear safety glasses or goggles during hazardous activities.
- Follow directions for wearing, cleaning, and storing corrective lenses.
- Seek early evaluation for eye infections.
- Pregnant women should receive proper prenatal care to prevent it for their baby/babies.
- Around 800 million people are blind, have severe visual impairment, or are near sighted.
- 145 million people have low vision due to uncorrected refractive errors.
- 82% of people with impaired vision are 50 or older
- Over 12 million people ages 5-15 are visually impaired due to uncorrected refractive errors
- The doctor will have you look at a standard eye chart while looking through different lens.
- The doctor will shine a light in your eye to look for damage to the retina or optic nerve.
- A process called tonometry will be used to check for pressure on the optic nerve.
- The doctor will ask questions that could be linked with visual impairment.
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