What’s next when your vision changes.

Maybe you’re having trouble reading recipes on your phone, or road signs as you drive.

Changes in vision can be frustrating and confusing. But it is possible to continue living independently and fully.

We know this because we live it every day.

 

An expert resource that’s here to help.

All associates at the Community Low Vision Center have some form of low vision, like age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts or diabetic retinopathy—at all stages and levels of severity.

We’ve experienced the symptoms and frustrations you’re going through right now. We understand the worries and questions that can come with a low-vision diagnosis. And we can help you find the best ways to adjust and adapt.

 

Products and support that make a difference.

A hand-held magnifier for reading the news. A talking thermometer in the kitchen. Devices that adjust lighting, colors and contrast to make text easier to read.

There’s a whole world of resources out there beyond glasses and contact lenses. These adaptive devices are designed specifically for low vision, and they’ll help you return to the activities and independence you’re used to.

 

Take the next step today.

The first step is easy. After you’ve talked to your eye doctor or health care provider, call one of the Community Low Vision Centers. We’ll ask a few questions to better understand your situation, and then we’ll set you up with an appointment.

When we meet, we’ll continue the conversation to learn more about your current lifestyle, the changes you’re experiencing and what you’re looking for. You’ll be able to try out adaptive devices as we work together to make a plan for adjusting and getting back to life as usual.

You might have questions about your device or about low vision in general after you get home. We can help with that, too. Our associates are ready to provide answers and support. We can also connect you to others experiencing low vision through a variety of low vision support groups: for specific conditions, for using technology, for re-entering the workforce and more.

Woman tries out magnifier while Asheville CLVC Associate looks on

Macular degeneration: what it is, ways to adapt.

Macular degeneration affects more than 10 million Americans—more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. It typically affects people 55 and older and becomes more common as you age.

While there is no cure for macular degeneration right now, there are things you can do to slow its progression and continue living a full and independent life.

Wide-ranging resources for daily life.

If you’re having trouble reading, recognizing faces or colors or seeing objects in fine detail, there are a world of products that can help.

Hand-held magnifiers, closed circuit TV magnifiers, large-print materials, special lighting and more are all designed specifically for low vision, and they’ll help you return to the activities and independence you’re used to.

We speak from experience.

All associates at the Community Low Vision Center have some form of low vision, and for many of us, this includes macular degeneration. This means that we’ve tried out these products first-hand. We also understand the worries and frustrations that can come with this diagnosis.

Whatever your questions or concerns, we’re here to help.

 

Are you or someone you love struggling with macular degeneration?

The first step is easy. After you’ve talked to your eye doctor or care provider, call one of the Community Low Vision Centers. We’ll ask a few questions to better understand your situation, and then we’ll set you up with an appointment.

When we meet, we’ll continue the conversation to learn more about your current lifestyle, the changes you’re experiencing and what you’re looking for. You’ll be able to try out adaptive devices as we work together to make a plan for adjusting and getting back to life as usual.

You might have questions about your device or about macular degeneration in general after you get home. We can help with that, too. Our associates are ready to provide answers and support and connect you to others experiencing this form of low vision.