Low Vision in the Annapolis Valley

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Strategies to Continue Living the Life You Want

Low vision is a significant visual impairment that affects over 1.5 million Canadians, with over 5.9 million reporting living with an eye disease that could potentially cause sight loss. Low vision is considered poor vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery.

Low vision is usually caused by untreated or underlying eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or cataracts. Vision worse than 20/70 is considered low vision or severe vision impairment.

Tunnel vision or blind spots in the visual field can be considered low vision. In Canada, legal blindness is regarded as 20/200 vision or a visual field of 20 degrees or lower.

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Symptoms of Low Vision

Eye diseases can cause low vision in specific ways. For example, cataracts may cause blurry, discoloured vision. Obscured central vision can be a product of macular degeneration, and blind spots or distortions can be a result of diabetic retinopathy. Glaucoma may negatively affect peripheral vision or cause tunnel vision.

Injuries, including trauma to the head, can significantly affect eyesight. If you’ve experienced an eye emergency, it is crucial to contact us as soon as possible or go to the nearest emergency room.

Treatments & Solutions

We offer low vision care to help you remain independent for as long as possible. Our goal is to help ensure a good quality of life for all of our patients, starting with your eyes.

We use various magnifiers and other products from Eschenbach to assist in strengthening your vision and ability to live independently.

If you are interested in our low vision therapy solutions or have any questions, please book an appointment at your earliest convenience.

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You can find us on the corner of Bridge Street and Victoria Drive.

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  • 545 Victoria Drive
  • Kingston, Nova Scotia B0P 1R0

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

New Minas

We can be found on the main level of the Valley Crossroads Health & Wellness Building, 21 Roy Ave. New Minas.

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  • Unit 170 – 21 Roy Ave
  • New Minas, NS B4N 3C6

Contact Information

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Services

Our Brands

We are a locally-owned, independent practice that truly cares about finding you a product that helps you see and feel better. We source from an extensive list of suppliers to ensure you have a variety of quality products to choose from.

We offer designer and functional eyewear for every budget, prescription and non-prescription sunglasses, common and specialty contact lenses, dry eye therapy products, and protective safety eyewear. We also have an on-site lab, allowing us to shorten the turnaround time for most eyeglasses.

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