Common Vision Impairments
There are many kinds of vision impairment. The most common causes are:
These conditions can involve loss of central vision or side vision or indeed the whole field of vision. Sometimes people can see both in front and to the sides but their vision is blurry. Other people may see well in daylight but experience great difficulty indoors or at night. There are many combinations of these.
It is important to understand that different people are affected in different ways by their vision changing. Vision impairment can have an impact on a person's functioning in their home, workplace, school and so on.
No matter the vision impairment, Guide Dogs range of services and mobility aids can provide help in helping one suffering from a condition to get around more safely and independently. We provide advice and training in orientation and mobility, enabling people with vision impairment to move around safely and confidently. As well as guide dogs, our broad range of mobility services includes training with mobility aids such as canes, low vision aids or electronic devices.
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