What is Low Vision?
Low Vision is a vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses, contacts, or surgery. Patients with non-correctable blurred vision in the range of 20/40 and worse qualify for low vision services. Low Vision is the third most commonly occurring physical impairment occurring in individuals over 65. Individuals with low vision may have difficulty performing routine tasks such as reading, writing checks, or distinguishing faces. A Low Vision exam can help determine ways to overcome these limitations.
What is Low Vision Care?
Low Vision care is provided by our Optometrist, Dr. Maleah Stroud. The patient will meet with Dr. Stroud for a low vision exam that will last approximately one hour. The goal is to maximize the patient’s remaining vision and to improve their quality of life. This can be achieved with the use of low vision devices such a high-quality lighting, hand-held magnifiers, and video magnifying devices.
What do I need to bring to the appointment?
For your appointment, bring your most recent and/or favorite pair of eyeglasses, a completed low vision questionnaire and any optical aids, such as handheld magnifiers that you currently are using. It is also helpful to bring a relative or friend with you to the appointment.