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You don’t have to say “SORRY, NOTHING CAN BE DONE “. We can make a difference in the lives of children with low vision.

Blindness darkens the lives of 45 million people in the world.. Another 135 million worldwide live with Low Vision (WHO, 1997). By the Year 2020, these numbers could double, if no preventive or corrective measures are taken.

  • A Majority of these people live in the developing world.
  • In India , 30 percent of all persons with low vision are below 15 years.
  • Low vision can result from a variety of visual disorders and hereditary conditions.
  • Most people with low vision can achieve a better quality of life with the right interventions.
  • Two thirds (1 Million) of these children live in Asia.
  • Global childhood blindness contributes to 75 million years.
  • It has been reported that only 3% of all blind and visually impaired children in developing countries have access to basic low vision care.
  • Low vision care of children with visual impairment early in life could minimize long- term permanent visual disability and reduce the number of blind years.

What is Low Vision?

A person with low vision is one who has impairment of visual functioning even after treatment and/or standard refractive correction, and who has a visual acuity of less than 6/18 (20/60 ) to light perception or a visual field of less than 10 degrees from the point of fixation, but who uses or is potentially able to use, vision for the planning and/or execution of tasks.

Acknowledgement: Dr. Sarfaraz Khan, LVPEI, Hyderabad

The objectives of Low Vision Services are

  • Assessment of the children with low vision for any potential improvement with medical treatment.
  • Prescribe and procure low vision devices for the patients at an affordable cost.
  • Train children with low vision devices for its optimal use.
  • Vision Stimulation for ROP and cerebral visual blindness.
  • Coordinate the vision rehabilitation
    • Orientation and mobility training
    • Vocational rehabilitation
    • Braille and training in communication etc
  • Clinical research on the causes of low vision in children and effectiveness of various rehabilitation techniques.

Low vision services will be available on Fridays between 4.00 PM and 7.00 PM .

At this point in time the services will run as a non-profitable service of our clinic.

The Pediatric Low Vision Services at our clinic is managed by a qualified, trained Low Vision Practitioner.