After a proper assessment by an eye-care professional, specially qualified in providing low vision services, the following aids can be advised to the patient:
- Devices with large letters and numbers: recently there are a variety of items manufactured for helping out visually handicapped patients. There are watches, clocks, telephones, calendars, newspapers with large prints, which helps visualization.
- Computer modification: The letters on computer screen can be modified by increasing the size and contrast, so as to aid visualization.
- Audio enhancements: There are also devices that talk, like talking books, calendars, calculators etc. The computers also have audio aids and speech synthesizers which convert spoken words into text format.
- The other low vision aids that can be prescribed are magnifying glasses with or without illumination, spectacles mounted telescopes, CCTV magnifier etc.