Unfortunately there are situations where vision is irreversibly reduced to very low levels. Certain causes may include advanced age related macular degeneration, end stage glaucoma, uncontrolled diabetes, chronic inflammation and trauma. Though the vision may be poor, there are ways to optimize the remaining visual function. At Central Ohio Eye Surgeons we offer consultation with a low vision specialist, Dr Pfleuger, who has expertise in evaluating and managing patients with limited vision. Depending on visual assessment, Dr Pfleuger will help tailor a patient specific plan that may include the use of glasses, magnifiers, telescopes, lighting aids and other tools and resources to help maximize vision and hopefully improve function and quality of life. If you or someone you know is struggling with poor vision, call and make an appointment for an exam.