The goal of Vision Helpers is to help the millions of people with low vision. Having worked with technology in the blind and visually impaired field since 1990, we complied our Low Vision Support List of State Resources which includes all State Government Resources, Eye Doctors, Local Businesses, and Free Services available in your State.
If you have low vision, you are not alone. According to the National Eye Institute, millions of Americans and about 135 million people worldwide have low vision.
Our Low Vision Support List of State Resources only costs $4.95 per State. Your $4.95 will give you all the information, about all of the local resources in your State. These resources become your guide to follow as you get all the proper help a person with low vision deserves.
"I have personally helped and served over 10,000 people in my 25+ years serving persons with low vision, and I know this Low Vision Support List will help you now!", says Vision Helpers Founder Patrick J. Fischer.
This picture labeled Normal Vision shows four children as seen with 20/20 vision.
The next four pictures have been altered from the first picture to give you an idea of how vision is affected by the most common types of visual impairments. These altered pictures are based on other pictures available to the public that show the same comparison.
The most common types of Low Vision are:
• Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).
• Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the United States. Macular degeneration gradually affects central vision, and the person may experience blurred, distorted, or dim vision. It is very important for people with macular degeneration to monitor their eyesight carefully and see their eye doctor on a regular basis.
Cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye and causes vision to be blurry. Cataracts are the leading cause of visual impairment in the world.
It is important to see your eye doctor for regular eye examinations. Cataract surgery is generally very successful in restoring vision. In fact, it is the most frequently performed eye surgery in the United States.
Glaucoma is a complicated disease that leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss.
It is important to see your eye doctor for regular eye examinations. If glaucoma is detected during an eye exam, your eye doctor can prescribe a preventative treatment to help protect your vision.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) may appear at any age, but it usually begins in childhood or adolescence. At first, the person has trouble seeing in dim light. The visual field gradually narrows, causing tunnel vision. Tunnel vision looks like you are looking through a tube.