What Is Low Vision?
People who develop impaired vision that cannot be corrected by surgery, medicine, conventional eyeglasses, or contact lenses are said to have low vision. A variety of disorders that affect the eye may cause low vision, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa.
Low vision is more common than you might think — it's the third most commonly occuring physical impairment in those over 65, exceeded only by heart disease and arthritis!
What Is Low Vision Care/Rehabilitation?
Low Vision Care (or Low Vision Rehabilitation) is care provided to the visually impaired by trained professionals to help maximize their remaining vision (although it won't restore lost eyesight). It incorporates certain viewing techniques and optical/nonoptical devices that can help individuals who are visually impaired.
What Are Low Vision Aids?
Low vision aids are special lens systems designed to magnify or illuminate images to improve visual acuity; they include magnifiers, telescopes, high-powered spectacles, and electronic devices.
Nonoptical devices, including large-print reading materials, writing and signature guides, and much more. Our office carries a comprehensive selection of low vision aids from Eschenbach Optik, the leader in low vision products, and our staff has been specially trained to assist you in the use of their products.
How Do I Get Started?
Call our office today to schedule an appointment, and learn how we can help enhance your quality of life through low vision care!