Low Vision

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Vision loss that cannot be corrected by ordinary glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery is called “low vision.” If you or someone you know has low vision, also known as partial sight, it is important to maximize the vision that exists.

A low vision examination includes a thorough eye examination and an evaluation of how the remaining vision affects functions of day-to-day living. The low vision exam evaluates not only how well you see an eye chart, but also how well you see faces, street signs, newspaper print, and all the other visual cues that guide you through the day.

Our low vision specialist, Dr. Paul Levine may prescribe low vision devices or visual aids to enhance the images that you can see. Low vision devices are optical lenses such as high powered spectacles and magnifiers, telescopes or electronic systems such as closed-circuit televisions. Visual aids are non-optical devices that compliment low vision devices such as proper lighting, large print, text-to-speech scanners and reading stands which can make living with low vision easier.