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Low Vision Guide

Low vision is vision loss that's so severe, it can't be corrected with regular eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.

But there are lots of ways to deal with low vision, so browse the articles below for helpful information. Or start with our overview article, What Is Low Vision?

What Is Low Vision?

Here's a definition of low vision and its causes, plus its impact on life and what to do about it.

Legal Blindness - New!

What does "legally blind" mean — and what can be done about it?

Low Vision Aids for Reading

Visually impaired but love to read? Learn about magnifiers and eyewear that can help you enjoy reading and close-up tasks again.

Bionic Eye Implants - New!

Learn about retinal implants that are restoring functional vision to people with retinitis pigmentosa and other blinding conditions.

Resources for the Visually Impaired - New!

Where to find help if you have low vision.

Low Vision News and Product Releases

New products for people with visual impairments, plus what's going on in the study of vision loss.

Strategies for Low Vision Computer Users

Using keyboard commands, voice systems, and computer-magnification settings can help you use your computer more comfortably.

Social Security Disability Benefits for the Legally Blind

This article explains your options if you're disabled by vision loss.

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Page updated May 2017