Low vision rehab at 2020 Vision Place, while not a cure for low vision, will ensure that you are completely prepared to live a full and active life by maximizing the level of sight you do have. Our Sunrise low vision doctor, Ralph Bourjolly, can help with a combination of therapy and training so that you become proficient in the habits that will let you deal with low vision.
Low vision, while something that a child can be born with and could happen at any age, most typically occurs in those over the age of 45. Because of eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes (a complication of both type one and type two diabetes is diabetic retinopathy and can lead to low vision), you can end up with low vision and the challenge of having to live your life with it. Fortunately, you are not in that battle alone because our Sunrise low vision doctor is in it with you.
So, how do you know when you have low vision? Well, some of the symptoms that you might notice are a decrease in your ability to see detail or in your peripheral vision, double vision that is persistent, difficulty in properly climbing or descending steps or in finding your way along the edges of curbs, and problems with distinguishing colors. If you find that you are experiencing any of those signs, call us as soon as possible to make an appointment with our Sunrise low vision doctor.
While it can be unsettling to have low vision, the good news is that most people, at all ages, are able to maintain enough of their vision so that they can live their lives as they see fit, remaining productive and most of all, independent. Low vision rehab is a big part of making that a reality. Our Sunrise low vision doctor will work with you to make certain you are able to work, get round your home, engage in leisure activities, and most everything else that you want to do. Low vision does not mean giving up enjoying your life. It simply means learning new methods for keeping your level of enjoyment as high as always.