Living with Low Vision

Published online: 
11 July 2017

Many people at some time in their life will experience a problem with their eyesight. If you start to notice your vision changing or you have any concerns about your eyesight, consult your eye health professional.

Low vision is sight loss, reduced vision or vision loss that cannot be corrected or improved by glasses, medicine or surgery and makes everyday tasks difficult.

This publication has information about managing daily tasks, help and rehabilitation, and where to go for help for people who have low vision.

Note: an audio version of this document is available: Living with Low Vision (mp3, 5.9 MB)

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    11 July 2017
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-850259-5 (online), 978-1-98-850258-8 (print)
  • HP number:
    6601
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2017. Living with Low Vision. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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