Low vision means visual impairment that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, performing daily tasks such as reading, cooking, and working seem challenging due to deteriorated central or peripheral (side) vision.
Low vision can range from mild partial visual impairment such as Macular Degeneration, to tunnel vision, for example Retinitis Pigmentosa, and then to total blindness. Low vision can result from a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the eye.
Low Vision Aids
There are hundreds of low vision aids and scores of proven strategies for coping with low vision. These aids and strategies can help visually impaired people maximize their remaining vision and maintain their independence.
Low Vision Services
A person with serious visual impairment which affects daily tasks should seek assistance from the MAB Low Vision Clinic.
This service is part of the "Community Service" provided by The Tun Hussein Onn National Eye hospital (THONEH). An optometrist on a voluntary capacity is available at the MAB Low Vision Clinic once a week. Kindly contact the clinic for details or appointments.
MAB Low Vision Clinic contact no: 03-22722677 ext. 170.