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Treating low vision

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Low vision is usually permanent. But while there may not be a cure, there are things you can do to make everyday life easier.

Low-vision aids are like tools – they're prescribed for a certain task. A low-vision specialist will be able to recommend the best devices for you. You may need more than one device to help you stay independent.

Low-vision rehabilitation services can include:

Some services are free others aren't.

Managing low vision

On the next page: Coping with vision loss

Written by Canterbury optometrists. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2019.

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