Coping with the Challenges of Low Vision

Eyesight is something most of us take for granted – until something happens to compromise it. When low vision sets in, everyday tasks like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV suddenly become harder to do. Low vision is a common affliction, primarily for those over the age of 65.

As providers of experienced and compassionate care, the team of professionals at Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Woodbridge understand how frustrating your condition can be. We’ll work to diagnose any underlying eye disease that may be contributing to your condition, and help you meet the challenges that low vision presents — such as recognizing the faces of family and friends, doing housework, reading traffic signs, or seeing clearly even with the lights on.

Low vision is usually caused by such eye conditions as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, eye injuries and birth defects. Regardless of the cause, lost vision cannot be restored, but it can be managed with proper treatment and vision rehabilitation.

The sooner vision loss or eye disease is detected, the greater your chances of keeping your remaining vision. If conventional methods such as glasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery have not worked, we will often recommend vision rehabilitation. These services may include eye examinations, a low vision evaluation, training on how to use visual and adaptive devices, support groups, and training on how to perform everyday activities in new ways. Our goal is to help you maintain as independent and as good a quality of life as possible.

A trusted partner in care

At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Woodbridge, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled care for a wide spectrum of eye disorders and conditions. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.

Retina Testing in Woodbridge

Retinal exams in Woodbridge

Retina testing in Woodbridge

Retina testing in Woodbridge

Your retinas are key parts of your eyes, without which you would not experience good vision. They are susceptible to disease, such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, as well to physical damage, like when your retina become torn or detached. At the Retina Group of Washington, depending on us makes perfect sense because we are experienced specialists who have the expertise and the cutting edge diagnostics to reach quick and accurate diagnoses.

A complete eye exam is recommended for all adults once per year. In addition to those conditions that affect your retinas, there are other common eye diseases, including glaucoma and cataracts, that form and progress through their early stages without any obvious signs. Our retinal testing in Woodbridge as an annual ritual allows our ophthalmologist to detect eye disease before it has the chance to cause consequences that might not be reversible. Furthermore, if you do experience any symptoms that are associated with either eye disease or a damaged retina, you should not wait to come in for our retina testing in Woodbridge. Timely attention is closely linked to the best outcomes. General symptoms that are related to the retina include, but are not limited to, floaters (spots in your field of vision), blurry vision, difficulties with color perception, loss of vision to any degree, straight lines appearing wavy, and loss of central vision. Our retina testing in Woodbridge is based on the the state-of-the-art when it comes to equipment, such as digital photos of your retina. And, of course, the more precise the diagnosis is, the easier it will be to identify and implement the proper treatment, and the greater likelihood that treatment will be effective.

Whether you have reason to based on symptoms, or you would like to have the peace of mind provided by yearly screening, please call our office to schedule or retina testing in Woodbridge.

2296 Opitz Blvd Suite 330
Woodbridge, VA 22191
(844) 749-3627