What is low vision?
The term "low vision" is used to describe a visual condition in which standard vision correction does not improve part or parts of a patient's vision. A patient may require the aid of devices such as magnifying lenses, telescopic lenses, closed circuit televisions, electronic hand-held devices, tinted lenses, and/or lenses with prism.
Patients that have these conditions may or may not be considered legally blind. We have the ability to evaluate a variety of visual conditions to determine if the use of specialized lenses and/or equipment may help enhance a person's daily life. We work closely with each individual to help define their goals and needs of functional (or usable) vision to help with activities such as reading, writing, working in the kitchen, watching television/computers, driving, school/work requirements, and hobbies.