Our Portree practice is able to offer low vision assessments.
Low vision is diagnosed when a person's vision can't be corrected by glasses or contact lenses alone. Low vision isn't isolated to age but can occur due to a variety of health related reasons such as cataracts, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.
To diagnose low vision, it's advised that you first visit an Optician who may then refer you to the hospital to see an Opthalmologist. If the specialist eye doctor can't find that your vision can be improved by medical treatment, you may be referred to a low vision clinic.
During a low vision assessment at JM MacDonald, our Opticians will try out low vision aids to see if these help with reading and distance clarity. Patients are encouraged to take a magnifier home to trial if they wish. As part of the appointment we'll also offer advice on how to maximise vision.
Low vision assessments are available within our Portree branch - call or email to book an appointment.