Low Vision Division
The Low Vision Division, composed of manufacturers of low vision devices, works to raise awareness of low vision rehabilitation among eye care providers as well as visually impaired consumers and their caregivers.
A dedicated Low Vision Division Liaison answers questions, responds to concerns, and provides direction to receive professional answers to industry issues.
COVID-19 Reopening Guidance
At the request of members as well as the industry at large, The Vision Council has created a compilation of information regarding best sanitization methods for products and packages to help as members prepare to reopen to serve their customers and patients. The summary includes information regarding:
- Cleaning solutions
- Steps for cleaning products
- Operating assumptions for handling shipments
Click here to read Sanitization Operating Assumptions.
Contact Lists to Expand Your Client Database
Grow Your Network
Discuss the latest news related to the Low Vision Division and receive tailored updates from industry leaders at the Division Meetings held in conjunction with Vision Expo East and the American Academy of Optometry’s Meeting.
Online Low Vision Resources for Eye Care Providers
The Vision Council's Magnify Your Future program is an online resource center created for eye care providers, giving your low vision accounts with instant access to presentations, exam videos, articles, tip sheets and forms that they can use to expand their knowledge - while growing their practice - in the area of low vision.
Online Low Vision Resources for Consumers
In an effort to educate consumers about low vision and low vision solutions, The Vision Council's whatislowvision.org serves as an online resource for people with vision impairment due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and other eye conditions often associated with aging. The initiative aims to answer questions that those with low vision, in addition to their loved ones and caregivers, may have by addressing its causes and warning signs, as well as vision enhancing devices and medical solutions.
The site design is fully functional for low vision users. It offers an easy-to-navigate layout and incorporates several specialty functions, including font size and contrast buttons, a doctor locator ("find a low vision specialist"), and a blog. Ongoing consumer outreach efforts focus on promoting the website to key publications and reporters. Social media activities target blogs, nursing facility review sites, eyecare message boards and current eye campaigns, which drive traffic to whatislowvision.org.