What is low vision?

Low vision is partial vision loss that makes it hard to do everyday activities. It can not be corrected with conven-tional glasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery. 

You may have low vision if you can’t see well enough to: 
  • Read 
  • Drive 
  • Recognize faces 
  • Distinguish colors
  • See your television or computer screen clearly 

What are the types of low vision?

The type of low vision that you have depends on the eye disease or condition that caused your vision loss. The most common types of low vision are:  

  • Central vision loss
  • Peripheral vision loss 
  • Night blindness (not being able
to see in low light) 
  • Blurry or hazy vision