Total Eyecare Under One Roof.

88 Yearsof Eye Care in Gujarat India.

Care With Compassion

Pioneer of Phako Emulsification Surgery in India (Since 1987).

Diva eye institute is gujarat's No 1 eye hospital which has been awarded with NABH (National accreditation Board of Hospitals)

Low Vision

The Diva Eye institute has behind it a robust history of eighty years of eye care in the state of Gujarat.

Low Vision

Low vision is a condition in which refractive error cannot be corrected by wearing eye-glasses, medicines and surgery.
  • When it is difficult for you to do your routine
  • When you stumble on objects on the way while walking
  • When you find a dark spot in your visual field
  • When you find it difficult to see at night
  • When you cannot see objects on the periphery
People with low vision often feel frustrated and sad. It is difficult for their families and friends too. Help is available. Low Vision staff can provide counselling, guidance and training to you and your family.

Lighting


  • The strength and type of light is very important.
  • Use a flourescent light.
  • Use lamps when you do close work, such as reading.
  • Put extra lighting over stairways; places where accidents are likely to occur.
  • Make sure the lighting level is the same throughout the house, to reduce shadows and bright spots.
  • When arranging a room for reading or working, don't face the window; instead seat yourself so the window is behind you or to your side.

Creating Contrasts With Color


  • Mark the edges of doors, windows with contrasting colors and mark the edges of stairs with stripes.
  • Floor coverings and tablecloths should be in one color so that objects can be easily seen. Avoid patterns. Make sure the furniture is in a different color from the wall.
  • Placing a white towel on the back or arm of a chair will help you see the chair.
  • To more easily identify clothes in your cupboard, use large labels or separate them by dark & light colors.

Telephone


  • Find a phone with an oversized keypad.
  • Make a keypad with large print Braille or raised numbers in a contrasting color.
  • If you have a cell phone, program in the frequently called numbers and assign unique tones to frequently received callers.

Eating and Preparing Food


  • Use a dark color cup for light color liquids such as milk and a light cup for dark liquids such as coffee; the contrast will help you see when the cup is full.
  • Use a tablecloth without a pattern that contrasts with the dishes.
  • Find or make a cutting board with 2 sections; one dark, the other light. Use the light color one for cutting dark vegetables, such as chilies, and the dark side for light color vegetables such as garlic.
  • Smell, taste and feel to identify foods.
  • Use different size containers to store rice, dhal, spices, etc.
  • Use the clock technique to help you identify where the food is located on your plate, for example: place a cup in the 10 o-clock position, curry in the 2 o-clock position, etc.

Recreation


  • Use playing cards with large numbers and specially designed game boards for games such as chess.
  • Use talking video games.
  • Use low vision aids such as a magnifier or Closed Circuit Television for reading, sewing or other close work.

Mobility


  • Prior experience of familiar landmarks will help you walk safely.
  • Use a cane to help find holes on the road and locate the edges of steps.
  • Use a torch at night and swing it back and forth in front of you to help see obstacles.
  • If you are uncertain when it is safe to cross a street, ask for help.
  • If walking with another person, hold on to his or her arm above the elbow and walk about half a step behind.
  • To help you walk at night, do not look at the car headlights. Look down at your feet, and carry a torch.
  • To move about more safely when side vision is poor, practise looking to the left, to the right and down.

Written Communication


  • To help you write straight on a line, cut a rectangular window into a piece of cardboard; place the cardboard so that the window is directly above the space where you wish to sign your name or write.
  • To help you identify documents or labels, use a black felt tip pen and write in large print.

Money Handling
  • All coins are different. You will need to make sure you are familiar with the different sizes. Have someone hand you coins one by one; focus on the differences in size, thickness, and edge.
  • All rupee notes are different sizes. A Notex, as shown in the picture will help you identify notes.
  • Each note can be identified by how it lines up with the steps of the Notex.
  • Align the note to the upper left corner of and behind the Notex. Each note will align differently along the steps on the right hand side of the Notex.
  • The 1st step corresponds to the 500 note, the 2nd step to the 100 note, 3rd cut to the 50 note, and so on.

Telling Time


Clocks and watches with large black numbers, talking clocks and watches, and Braille watches are available.
Teeth
Place your finger next to the bristles of your toothbrush as a guide for applying the right amount of toothpaste.

Shaving
Locate landmarks such as a specific point on your ear.

The hand not holding the razor can help decide areas to shave and not to shave.

Washing
Use bright or dark colored soaps that contrast with your sink. Use towels that contrast with your wall.

House Keeping
  • Remind your family to keep furniture in the same place and to put items back in their places.
  • Remove floor mats or tape them to the floor.
  • Clean one area of the room at a time; put the cleaning solution on a cloth, not directly on the area to be cleaned