Low Vision Faqs

Low Vision FAQS From A Leading Modesto Eye Doctor

Many people who have low vision in many cases are considered to be legally blind. Low vision means that your visual acuity ranges from 20/70 to 200/200 when wearing corrective lenses. In these cases, your Modesto, California optometrist works with you to help you obtain and maintain your current level of vision. 


Our highly skilled and educated doctors in the vision field await your call. Give our office, Sylvan Eye Total Vision Care a call at 209-575-2020 and make an appointment for an eye exam. Stop by our office and meet our wonderful staff and meet a leading eye doctor in Modesto.

FAQS About Modesto Eye Care

Our esteemed doctors love to answer questions that patients present. Education on low vision helps us to help our patients struggling with low vision difficulties. Any eye doctor in our office has always been ready, willing, and able to answer some of the most common questions about low vision. 

Q. What does low visual acuity mean?

A. You are diagnosed with a low visual acuity when your vision cannot be corrected with prescription glasses, contact lenses, or eye surgery. 

Q. If I have low vision am I considered blind?

A. You are considered to be partially sighted, meaning that you have some slight vision in the ranges of 20/70 and 20/200 when wearing corrective lenses. 

Q. When am I considered legally blind?

A. You are legally blind when you have 20/70 and 20/200 visual acuity with no chance of improvement.

Q. What can you do for me if I am legally blind?

A. There are approaches we can offer you to help maintain and keep your current vision.

Q. What are the causes of low visual acuity?

A. Eye injuries, genetics, eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts

Q. Can I do anything to prevent low vision?

A. Make an appointment for a bi-annual eye exam to stay ahead of any possible vision problems and monitor your eye health.

Q. Can my Modesto optometrist diagnose me with severely impaired vision?

A. Yes, but only after a comprehensive eye exam.

Q. How does my Modesto optometrist determine visual acuity? 

A. When there is a central vision loss, loss of peripheral vision, blurred or hazy vision, and night blindness.

Q. How does my Modesto ophthalmologist determine my treatment?

A. A comprehensive eye exam determines the extent of vision loss and appoints the best treatment plan to manage my vision health.

Q. What are some treatment options for severely impaired vision?

A. Prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, magnifiers, telescopes, sunglasses

Call to Action By A Leading Ophthalmologist

If you suspect progressive visual impairment and have signs and symptoms of progressive vision loss, it is vital to make that eye exam appointment as soon as possible. Our doctors are skilled, and highly trained eye practitioners. Do not wait one more day and give us a call today at (209) 575-2020. Let us find out how we can help you. 


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  • "The staff at Sylvan Vision is always friendly and helpful. The selection of frames is also excellent. Their location is convenient and easy to find. I recommend them!"
    Denise R - Modesto, CA