Better health and wellness: understanding low vision

Better health and wellness: understanding low vision

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Millions of people live with low vision, a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or surgery.

According to the National Eye Institute, you can have poor vision if you can’t see well enough to do things like read, drive, recognize people’s faces, distinguish colors, or clearly see your television or computer screen.

In Wichita, the Envision organization aims to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research.

Envision and Madison Kester, a 22-year-old Wichita woman, go back a long way. Kester has retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic disorder with symptoms such as difficulty seeing at night and decreased peripheral (side) vision.

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