Low Vision

Low Vision describes a reduction in vision that cannot be corrected with spectacles, contact lenses or any surgical treatment that impacts on a person’s day to day living.  Typical conditions that may result in a person experiencing low vision are AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration), Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma.

In East Kent there are very good Low Vision service provisions provided by the NHS and Kent Assosciation for the Blind (KAB). You can access the KAB Head Office on 01622 691357 or click on this KAB link.

Cargills optometrists can also help by providing advice, assessing and issuing basic magnifiers or referring onto local services where appropriate.

If you are experiencing problems with your vision please visit your nearest Cargills practice.

How to Make things Easier to See

Big– try and make the the object larger by reducing your distance or using magnification.

Bright– add more light, this will increase the contrast.

Bold– can you use a black felt tip to write with instead of a biro?