Treatment for Low Vision

Using vision aids can help you do the things you need and want to do. There are many kinds of vision aids. You can buy them at low-vision centers. Some eye doctors also sell these aids. They can train you to use your aids. And they can talk with you about proper lighting.

Woman putting on glasses with man in background.

Working with your eye doctor

Your eye doctor will check your eyes and help you get the vision aids that will work best for you. Or he or she may refer you to an eye doctor who is trained to treat low vision (a low-vision specialist). You’ll most likely have glasses prescribed for you, too. Many vision aids are designed to be used along with glasses. Be sure to wear your glasses as directed.

Vision aids

There are many aids to help you see better and make your daily life easier. These include:

  • Magnifiers, such as high-power glasses and telescopic devices

  • Check-writing guides

  • Large-button telephones and stoves with large dials

  • Talking clocks, computers, and other machines

  • Large-print books, newspapers, magazines, and playing cards

  • Closed-circuit TV systems to magnify reading material

Proper lighting

  • Use a portable light with an adjustable arm. Place it close to what you’re reading or doing. Carry a penlight.

  • Sit near a window during the day. At night, make sure there is plenty of lighting in the room.

  • Try a visor, a hat with a brim, or special lenses to reduce glare from lighting or the sun. 


Contact Us for a Free
Consultation & Care Assessment

Let's Get Started

Contact Us for a Free Consultation
and Care Assessment

Greenwich, CT:


Westchester, NY:


235 Glenville Road 3rd Floor,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831

Learning Center

Medication Library

Find medication information to help educate patients, families and caregivers.

Diseases & Conditions Library

Find detailed information on a wide range of health conditions, illnesses, and treatments.

Aging Wellness Center

Find helpful articles to make the most out of your golden years.

Resource Links

Find links to helpful aging resources around the internet

Senior Care Blog

Find the latest information and announcements from Sterling Care.