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What is low vision?

Low vision is any visual impairment which cannot be fixed with surgery, eye-glasses or corrective measures. Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts or diabetes can all impair vision acuity.

What are the symptoms?

Blurry, fuzzy, obstructed vision can be a result from cataracts and macular degeneration. Tunnel vision and loss of periphery is a symptom of glaucoma, while blind spots and visual distortions are symptoms diabetic retinopathy. Lack of night vision and light sensitivity are also symptoms of low vision.

What if I have low vision symptoms?

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, schedule an exam with your eye doctor who can give you a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan, if applicable.

Is there a way I can learn more about low vision and how it affects me?

Yes! Low vision takes on many forms, but the impact is always the same-if your eyes give out, you have to adapt and learn new skills. You need advice and encouragement. And you need people who understand. Come to our Low Vision Support Group where we share information and learn from each other.

Our Low Vision Support Group meets the 1 p.m. on the third Friday of each month in the Golden Gallery at Beaverton Lodge Retirement.

Don't wait until you can't see! At Beaverton Lodge, we take your vision and health seriously. You are not alone, come to our group and see some friendly smiles to make you feel welcome.

Beaverton Lodge

12900 SW Ninth St.

Beaverton, OR 97005

503-646-0635

www.beavertonlodge.com

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