Visually Impaired Services
Anyone with noncorrectable reduced vision is visually impaired, and can have a wide range of problems. Losing one’s sight should not equal losing one’s independence.
Low Vision REhabilitation SErvices
A low vision evaluation focuses on how the patient is functioning with his current level of sight. This evaluation complements the care the patient is already receiving from his eye specialist who is managing the patient’s sight reducing condition.
Who should receive a low vision eXAM?
Any patient both young and old struggling with daily tasks because of vision is a good candidate for a low vision rehabilitation evaluation. Complaints may include:
Struggling to read
Trouble watching TV
Blind spots in field of view
Light sensitivity indoors & outdoors
What does a low vision eXAM involve?
Low Vision rehabilitation exam is patient specific. The evaluation may include:
Visual Field Evaluation
Device Selection and Use
Hand Held & electronic Magnifiers
Technology Modifications Discussion & Demonstration
Bioptic Telescope Fit for Driving
Discussion of Community Services Available for the Visually Impaired
WhY HAVE a low vision EXAM?
A low vision evaluation should be a positive patient experience. Benefits may include:
Perform Activities of Daily Living with Confidence
Improved Attitude Towards Vision Loss
Better Understand of Devices & Services Available for the Visually Impaired
Increased Knowledge of Sight Reducing Eye Condition
Is a referral needed for a low vision EXAM?
No, a doctor referral is not needed for a low vision evaluation. If you or someone you know is struggling because of vision, you can schedule your own appointment. If you feel more comfortable discussing this with your doctor first, the doctor can send a referral.