National Low Vision Awareness Month
What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You
Not familiar with the term 'Low Vision'?
Great! Let's do what we can to keep it that way.

Choices today will affect your vision tomorrow. Vision changes as we get older, and a number of eye diseases may develop that can permanently damage vision. Early detection and treatment of these problems increase the likelihood of retaining good vision. With wise lifestyle choices and annual examinations you can significantly improve your chances of maintaining good eye health even as you age.
Have Low Vision?
There is Hope. We can Help.
Dr. Jacobi is a low vision eye doctor who under-stands what patients and families are going through and has had extensive training in high-powered optics and magnification to help patients do the tasks they love to do. Our robust program will provide the training and confidence needed for you to engage in tasks no longer thought possible.
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by Dr. Jacobi



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You Don't Know What You Don't Know
Symptoms, Early Detection, Prevention
You are reading this text and have probably taken for granted the ease with which you are reading. For some, those with 'low vision,' this is a difficult task, even after they've enlarged the font on their computer screen. Low Vision is defined as best corrected vision (with conventional glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, or cataract surgery), which is reduced to the point of interfering with the tasks you want to do. Vision may be reduced from medical, congenital, or traumatic causes. Someone with Low Vision may be struggling to read this article, write, drive or watch television. 
Symptoms Most eye disease symptoms are painless and diseases may be advanced prior to any noticeable changes.
Early Detection Annual eye exams are necessary, partly due to the speed at which changes occur in seniors. In some conditions, it may be too late to prevent blindness if not seen annually. There are no cures for diseases such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration, meaning the damaged cells will not regenerate.
Prevention Your lifestyle today can help: avoid smoking, exercise regularly, maintain normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, eat a healthy diet, rich in green leafy vegetables and fish, limit exposure to UV and 'blue light' rays - those from digital devices - as the damage from these waves are cumulative throughout your life. Use an 'amsler grid' to monitor vision between exams and report any changes immediately.
Amsler Grid, with simulated Macular Degeneration view
Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among those 50 and older, is a disorder of the macula in which the central part of one's vision is blocked. An abnormality in the appearance of the Amsler Grid pattern may indicate Macular Degeneration. 
For a printable Amsler Grid with directions, CLICK HERE