How Is Blindness Treated?

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In some cases of vision impairment, one or more of the following may help to restore your vision:

  • eyeglasses
  • contact lenses
  • surgery
  • medication

If you experience partial blindness that can’t be corrected, your doctor will provide guidance on how to function with limited vision. For example, you can use a magnifying glass to read, increase the text size on your computer, and use audio clocks and audiobooks.

Complete blindness requires approaching life in a new way and learning new skills. For example, you may need to learn how to:

  • read Braille
  • use a guide dog
  • memorize the keypad on your phone
  • organize your home so you can find things easily
  • fold money in distinct ways to distinguish bill amounts

You may also need to have handrails installed in your bathroom.