Low vision means vision that is less than normal and regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery will not improve. Daily activities like driving, reading mail or prescription bottles, preparing meals, seeing TV and recognizing faces may be difficult or impossible without special magnifiers or vision enhancement equipment.
Low vision is a reduced level of vision that cannot be fully corrected with conventional glasses. It is not the same as blindness. Unlike a person who is blind, a person with low vision has some useful sight. However, low vision usually interferes with the performance of daily activities, such as reading or driving. A person with low vision may not recognize images at a distance or be able to differentiate colors of similar tones.
Low vision is a vision impairment, which are not correctable by eyeglasses, contact lenses, surgery or medicine. It interferes with the people's ability to perform every activities. It can result from a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the eye. Many people with low vision have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy. Age-related macular degeneration accounts for almost 45 percent of all cases of low vision.