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37 Corner House
Woodquay
Galway

Phone: 091- 563107
Fax: 091- 561115
Parking:
*Pay and Display

Seacrest S.C
Knocknacarra
Galway

Phone: 091- 590010
Fax: 091- 590010
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*Free




 
Low Vision

Low vision is a service we offer at Richard Hughes Opticians, it is a specialised clinic for patients who have less than normal vision with the most accurate conventional prescription available. It can be a result of either congenital or acquired factors.


Such as:
•    Cataracts
•    Glaucoma
•    Uveitis
•    Macular Degeneration (ARMD)
•    Corneal opacity
•    Trachoma
•    Diabetic Retinopathy
•    Myopia magna
•    Stargardt’s disease
•    Albinism
•    Retinitis Pigmentosa





It is important that all patients have a full eye examination to establish a careful baseline refraction and prescription of both normal and low vision glasses and optical aids, this is to establish visual functioning of a compromised visual system effectively.

The vast majority of patients with low vision can be helped to function at a higher level with the use of  low vision devices, we recommend the appropriate low vision devices and counsel patients on how to deal with their reduced vision in general.



Low Vision Aids to improve Far Sight:

•    Television
•    Theatre
•    Cinema
•    Contemplating scenery
•    Seeing the bus number / Licence Plates


Low Vision Aids to improve Near Sight:

•    Reading
•    Writing
•    Crafts

 LV2 

Vision Aids to improve sensitivity to contrast:

We recommend the patient use special optical filters.




Other Tools:

•    Book stands
•    Special Lights
•    Grid paper
•    Magnified games
•    Watches, audio thermometers, special phones etc…

We stock a wide range of Low Vision Aids in-store.



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