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What is Low Vision?


Low vision refers to vision impairment that cannot be improved by glasses, contacts lens, medication or surgery. A person with low vision can have a variable extent of vision loss ranging from reduced vision clarity, difficulty seeing in the dark and/or glare sensitivity which affect his/her functioning in daily living.

It is estimated that 1.5% of Singaporean are living with low vision. Low vision can happen at any stage in life but it is more common in the elderly due to age related eye conditions.

People with low vision have remaining useful vision that allows them to continue to do things that are important to them. Vision rehabilitation has helped many people living with low vision to continue to lead a life of independence.