What is low vision?
When an individual’s eyesight can not be corrected to better than 20/200 with surgery, medical treatments, or conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses, then he/she is considered to have low vision. Eye-related diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and genetic diseases, can contribute to this diminished vision.
It’s crucial to emphasize that low vision differs from blindness, and there are systems designed to help enhance your everyday life despite experiencing low vision. While some individuals are told nothing can be done, we believe in offering solutions. The team at Long Island Vision Care can help! Our goal is to support and assist you and take proactive steps to address your low vision needs.
While there is no cure for low vision, our team can help create and recommend low-vision systems tailored to your individual needs. Bioptic telescopes and microscopes, integrated into a pair of glasses, can enable many to resume activities like reading, cooking, pursuing hobbies, playing cards, and, in some cases, driving—substantially enhancing their quality of life.
What type of eye-related disorders cause low vision?
At our office, we have years of experience helping people to improve their quality of life through our low-vision solutions. Drs. Fisher, Correale, Schoenbart, and Handell can help you to improve your visual functioning if you have been diagnosed with a visual impairment. The disorders that are most often helped in our office are:
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Stargardt’s Disease
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Optic Neuropathy
- Traumatic Brain Injury
What type of aids can help low vision?
Our goal is to improve your lifestyle by optimizing your limited vision, allowing you to return to enjoyable activities and help maintain your independence. We specialize in the fitting of many low-vision aids, such as:
- Hand and stand magnifiers
- Spectacle-mounted and handheld telescopes
- Digital magnifiers
- High-powered reading glasses
- Custom tinted contacts for Achromatopsia and Albinism
We take pride in the relationships that we have with our low-vision patients and the many ways that we have contributed to maximizing their professional and personal capabilities.
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