Supplemental examination and treatment is available for individuals who suffer permanent vision loss from damage to the retina or optic nerve. Patients who have been diagnosed with lower than normal vision due to macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, or other disease, may need their vision magnified in order to see better. Low vision examination determines the extent of a person’s remaining vision and which optical devices will permit the greatest enhancement of their vision. In most cases, low vision problems are treated with different types of magnifiers such as magnifying glasses, hand magnifiers, magnifying mirrors, special telescopes, and video magnifiers. Other visual aids used by partially sighted individuals include prisms, filters, special lights, and large print materials. During the exam, the doctor will discuss which devices will best suit your needs and lifestyle.