About low vision in Victoria
There are over 570,000 people over 40 with blindness or low vision in Australia. This number is expected to increase to more than 800,000 Australians by the year 2020.
Low vision can impact wellbeing in many different ways, depending on when a person experiences vision loss. People with low vision can be more at risk of hazards and accidents, become prone to anxiety, lose their confidence in navigating the community, and experience other mental or emotional difficulties.
However, with the right support and training, a person with low vision can increase their independence, go to school, work or university, and be active in the community.