Preserve Your Vision
Certain eye conditions and injuries can affect your overall vision, making everyday activities more difficult. You may benefit from low vision rehabilitation if you find it hard to see.
Visit Vision Source Baytown for an examination of your vision and eye health. We can uncover the cause of your low vision and help support your long-term eyesight.
What Is Low Vision?
Low vision is a vision problem that can make it more difficult to do everyday tasks like reading, driving, and recognizing faces. Unlike refractive errors, you can’t correct low vision with glasses, contact lenses, or other treatments.
You may experience different types of low vision, depending on the condition affecting you, including:
- Blurry or hazy vision
- Central vision loss
- Night blindness
- Peripheral vision loss
What Causes Low Vision?
Low vision can be caused by several conditions and injuries, with age also being a factor. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts are more common for adults over 45. Besides these conditions, other potential causes of low vision include:
- Brain injuries
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Eye injuries
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage your optic nerve. With time, you can suffer irreversible vision loss. This disease can develop and progress with no visible symptoms until later stages.
The first signs of glaucoma are usually damaged peripheral vision and difficulty seeing at night. Vision loss is unrecoverable, but we can preserve and support your remaining vision.
A cataract is the clouding of your eye’s lens. This condition typically occurs due to age, gradually worsening your vision. Cataracts can make it seem like you’re looking through a foggy window, making it difficult to read, drive, or read facial expressions.
Cataract surgery can help restore vision, but not everyone is eligible for this procedure. Low-vision rehabilitation can help maximize your remaining vision.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that causes the progressive decay of the macula, the part of your eye responsible for central vision. The thinning of your macula happens with time, affecting your ability to drive and recognize faces. The 2 forms of this disease are wet and dry AMD.
The progressive decay of the macula can lead to central vision loss, making it harder to do the things you love. We can help manage your condition and support your remaining vision.
We Can Help You Manage Low Vision
If your vision is affected, we can help. Visit us in Baytown for a comprehensive eye exam, and we can recommend ways to protect and manage your vision.
You can find us at the corner of East Fwy and Garth Road, in the shopping center.