Blog

Understanding Degrees of Vision Loss

January 25, 2021

At Boulder Hwy/Nellis, our team of skilled professionals has devoted themselves to your vision needs. For those of you who suffer from poor vision, several options may help, including specialized “smartglasses” — computerized eyeglasses that send information to the lenses, where the wearer can see it.
Vision loss differs in causes and in degree, generally falling into one of these four categories:

Legal blindness: If you're legally blind, your vision is 20/200 or less in one eye. It is a term used by the U.S. government to determine eligibility for vocational training, schooling and disability benefits.

Visual impairment: Also known as vision loss, it is a decreased ability to see clearly enough, and includes those whose vision cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.

Low vision: Caused by eye disease, visual acuity is 20/70 or poorer — a condition that cannot be improved with the use of eyeglasses.

Blindness: Complete or almost total vision loss.

At Boulder Hwy/Nellis, we strive to offer the highest quality of skilled eye care and innovative products, so that the visually impaired can have a normal life and accomplish everyday tasks without their vision restricting them. For more information on our office, give us a call today.