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Types and Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment

How blindness and visual impairment happen
 
Most adults don’t know the warning signs or what causes blindness or severe visual impairment. Listed below are some of the major causes:
  • Macular degeneration: A medical condition that results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field because of damage to the retina.
  • Cataracts: A clouding that develops in the lens of the eye or in its envelope obstructing the passage of light.
  • Glaucoma: A disorder in which the optic nerve suffers damage, permanently damaging vision. It is often, but not always, associated with increased pressure in the fluid in the eye.
  • Stroke: A stroke is the rapidly developing loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes.

Is your vision changing or are you experiencing severe eyesight problems? Or are you blind? Our vision rehabilitation program can help you reach your goals for living as independently as possible. Also, we have the latest technology to help you live a life without any obstacles.


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Contact Our Low Vision Clinic
  • Contact our Low Vision Clinic staff to learn more about how they can help.
  • Schedule an appointment at our Low Vision Clinic, which includes an assessment.
  • You will be scheduled at one of our convenient locations.
San Diego: 5922 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92115
Vista: 1385 Bonair Road, Vista, CA  92084

Low Vision Clinic:  619-255-9741 
Email:  lvc@sdcb.org 



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