Patients who have visual problems that interfere with the ability to do every day activities and who are unable to gain sharp, clear vision through the typical treatments such as the use of corrective lenses, medicine and surgery, are considered to have low vision. These patients need to see a Hillcrest Heights eye doctor
who specializes in low vision like ours at Maple Lawn Eye Care Center.
Over a million Americans suffer from low vision. Some of the most common causes are certain serious eye diseases and conditions. Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, retinopathy of prematurity, retinal detachment, cataracts, glaucoma, and acquired traumatic brain injury are among the serious conditions that commonly cause low vision. These conditions are extremely hard to deal with for the patients and their families. An outstanding low vision specialist, such as our Hillcrest Heights eye doctor at Maple Lawn Eye Care Center is compassionate and understands how to help support the fearful and upset patients and families. He or she not only has the experience and knowledge but also the necessary resources to help them to adjust to this difficult situation. The low vision eye doctor provides vision therapy or vision rehabilitation to people who suffer from low vision. Vision therapy is the process of restoring the functional ability and improving the quality of life and independence of these patients. The eye doctor uses a variety of special aides to help his low vision patients. He can assist them by providing them with special glasses, special magnifiers, and electronic and non-optical low vision devices. Low vision therapy is a team effort that not only involves the low vision eye doctor but also other professionals. Some of these professionals include: occupational therapists, rehabilitation teachers, technicians and orientation specialists. The eye doctor will refer the patient to these other specialists for assistance as needed.
To learn more about low vision therapy, please contact our office. We will be happy to schedule your consultation with our Hillcrest Heights eye doctor
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
December 17, 2018