February is Low Vision Awareness Month, a campaign that was started to raise awareness for macular degeneration and other vision problems.
Low vision affects a person's entire life, interfering with the ability to perform daily activities. The term low vision means partial sight, or visual impairment that is not correctable with contact lenses or eyeglasses. However, many low vision aids are available today to make the most of remaining vision and continue to live a satisfying and independent life.
Low vision can be caused by various eye diseases or eye injuries. A few common causes of low vision include the following: