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According to the American Optometric Association,® "Few people are totally without sight. Today, most individuals classified as 'blind' actually have remaining sight and, thanks to developments in the field of low-vision rehabilitation, can be helped to make good use of it, improving their quality of life."
A low vision examination can last from 1 to 2 hours. Our low vision specialist, Dr. Pam Snavely-Dickow will develop a treatment plan suited to your special needs. The exam will include: a complete personal and family-generated health and eye health history, a discussion of functional problems and goals, measurements of visual acuity using a test chart specific to Low Vision, and the development of a Treatment Plan using Low-Vision Devices and other Visual Aids. She will assess Color Vision and Contrast Sensitivy.
• Macular Degeneration
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Retinitis Pigmentosa
• Retinal Detachment
• Traumatic Brain Injury
In the United States, an individual is legally blind when vision cannot be corrected to better than 20/200 in the
best eye, or there is 20 degrees or less
of the visual field remaining.
In many low-vision situations, our low vision specialists can often provide telescopes and magnifiers to improve quality of life.