CLEAR AND SHARP EYE SIGHT

Visual acuity is the clarity and sharpness of your sight.
It varies greatly from person to person and in many
cases can be managed with prescription glasses.

MANAGING
POOR VISUAL ACUITY

A lack of visual acuity could be due to an eye condition such as short or long-sightedness, presbyopia or astigmatism. These conditions are easily treatable with prescription glasses.

Managing poor acuity is especially important for drivers. To drive safely, your vision must pass the minimum vision standard set by the DVLA. Certain occupations demand higher standards.


SIGNS OF
LOW VISION

Signs you may have a problem include loss of central vision - blind spots appear at the centre of the field of vision; loss of peripheral vision (‘tunnel vision’) – an inability to see to the side; blurred vision – objects appear out of focus or hazy at certain distances; poor night sight and sensitivity to glare.


RELATED
EYE CONDITIONS

Low vision can stem from a number of conditions or injuries, such as diabetes or a brain injury.
It can also be related to other eye conditions, which are listed below.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which a build-up of eye fluid damages the optic nerve.

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Cataracts

Cataracts is where cloudy patches form in the lens of the eye.

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Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD)

AMD is the gradual loss of central vision due to the deterioration of the macula – the part of the retina responsible for central vision – over time.

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