When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.
That’s my motto.
I share this philosophy with my low-vision patients all the time. My job is to add a measure of sweetness where I can.
Vision impairment can happen to anyone at any age group, and it can be alarming for patients young and old.
As providers, we don't have to wait until a patient has severe vision impairment to help. In fact, it’s in their best interest if we don’t wait.
Early intervention is key.
And it all starts with a thorough low vision evaluation.
The process allows for a proper intake and understanding of how the vision impairment is affecting the patient. Each patient is unique, but the evaluation will lead to many avenues to explore, providing hope for those not ready to give up all the things they love about life.
The truth is that technology has made incredible advancements. In the last few decades, from desktop magnifiers to portable magnifiers to wearables. The solutions are as varied as the patients who need them, which once again, reinforces the importance of early intervention and getting a head start on that low vision evaluation. Don’t delay!