Low Vision

Addressing low vision through public policy requires significant education to lawmakers and policy professionals about what constitutes low vision, what an individual living with low vision needs to maintain wellbeing, and what mechanisms enable professionals who are best credentialed in low vision and vision rehabilitation to specifically treat low vision patients. Policies must work together to ensure that people who have low vision or are visually impaired or blind can live safely, fully, and independently.

As part of our advocacy efforts, Prevent Blindness continues to identify opportunities to inform lawmakers about the differences between correctable vision loss and low vision and to bring the needs of the low vision community to the forefront of conversations around access to care, aging health, accessibility and disability advocacy, and provider capacity.