What does it mean to have a Mild Visual Impairment?
People with mild visual impairments are not disabled and can still function in every way- They can read, they can work... They can even drive if they have paperwork filled out by their optometrist for the DMV! Ask us if you need the appropriate paperwork to show the DMV proving that your vision is good enough to drive.
Interpreting your Visual Acuity
People with mild visual impairments have visual acuity anywhere from 20/30 to 20/70. Normal visual acuity is 20/20. To understand how yours compares, imagine your visual acuity like a ratio. If your ratio is 20/40, then you would have to stand at 20 feet to see what someone else can see at 40 feet away. In other words, you would need to get twice as close to see the same thing. Extra Strength Reading Glasses can help allow you to hold your reading material twice as close and enjoy reading the newspaper, books, and everything you used to enjoy before losing your vision.
Options for the Mildly Visually Impaired
Because your visual impairment is mild, your treatment today is High Add Reading Glasses:
Here are some other things you can do on your own:
What will happen if my condition gets worse?
Your prognosis will be discussed with you during your visit. If you are in danger of becoming more visually impaired, there will be more options available to you to keep you enjoying your favorite everyday activities, such as:
Call us at Sun City Vision Center at (951) 672-4971 for your annual exam or with your questions about your condition.