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Mid Coast Hospital
Low Vision Program

Low Vision Conditions We Treat:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Stroke (CVA) or traumatic brain injury

Evaluation and Treatment Plan

A certified low-vision specialist will perform an evaluation. This specialist then works closely with your optometrist or ophthalmologist to design a comprehensive plan to meet your individual needs.

Following Your Comprehensive Evaluation, Your Program may Include:

Education on how to use remaining vision more efficiently. This may involve specific exercises and training in how to use intact areas of vision to compensate for the damaged areas.

Training in the use of adaptive equipment to compensate for vision loss, enabling you to accomplish activities of daily living as safely and independently as possible.

Modification of activities to be done with less vision.

Recommendations for home modifications to improve safety and to reduce the impact of vision changes on daily activities.

Resource information on how to manage the effects of vision loss.


For more information contact us at 373-6175.

 

Visual Impairment
Visual impairment is recognized as a leading cause of disability in the United States.

Low vision problems can dramatically reduce your independence, safety, and ability to participate in many daily activities including:

  • dressing and hygiene
  • meal preparation
  • medication management
  • money management
  • shopping