The loss of vision means a massive cut in a person's life. Low vision affects the social and personal well-being of the patients and cause severe impairments in daily life and lead to a greatly reduced quality of life.
It is very difficult to accept this new life situation. People with low vision have to make much more adjustment than healthy people who have to adapt to a changed situation. The restrictions in everyday life of people with low vision can lead to a greatly increased stress level, hopelessness, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems. It may be that the own resources used so far are not sufficient to adapt to the changed situation. Then it is important to accept competent and professional help.