Specsavers in Wellington has expanded its services to include care for customers struggling with severely impaired vision.
Low vision explained
Nearly two million people in the UK are affected by low vision, which is often a result of conditions such as macular degeneration or cataracts.
People with low vision might not be able to rely on glasses or contact lenses to improve their eyesight.
‘Those with low vision can find it difficult to maximise what remains of their eyesight, through medical treatment or conventional eyewear,’ commented Martin Skehan, optometrist director.
‘Thanks to developments in low vision aids, here in Wellington we can help those struggling with reduced vision to make the most of the eyesight they have.’
Feeling comfortable when using a low vision aid is a top priority. Customers visiting Specsavers in Wellington will have a full assessment, allowing the team to choose an optical device that best suits their lifestyle and needs.
‘We want to make choosing a low vision aid as simple as possible,’ Martin explained. ‘We take several factors into account when helping you choose an aid, for example, if you need help when reading, using a computer or watching television.’
Low vision aids include stand magnifiers, handheld magnifiers, clip-on loupes for glasses and all are available in store, starting from just £55.