When you have low vision, you can't see well enough to get around or do daily activities. Regular glasses or contact lenses may not help. Your central or side (peripheral) vision, or both, may be reduced.
Low vision can be caused by a number of diseases in the eye. An injury to your eye can also result in low vision. And some people are born with low vision.
The symptoms of low vision depend on the cause of your vision loss and where the problem is in your eye. Symptoms can include:
Blank spots, dark spots, or wavy lines in the center of your vision
Blurred, hazy, or cloudy vision, or double vision
Loss of peripheral vision or color vision