versão impressa ISSN 0004-2749versão On-line ISSN 1678-2925
Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. vol.61 no.3 São Paulo jun. 1998
Optical aids for distance vision and for near vision were tested and prescribed for patients with age-related macular degeneration. Visual acuity increased using the aids for most (78.12%). The most common optical aids prescribed for near vision was the half-eye spectacle and for distance vision was the binocular telescope. After the initial examination and establishing the ideal optical aid, training program was started before its use. The low vision aids provided the possibility to perform simple tasks which was impossible before such as reading newspaper, watching TV, taking a bus, among others.