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The Top 5 Things That You Can Do To Save Your Vision

March 22nd, 2022

March is Save Your Vision Month and although Low Vision Restoration works exclusively with low vision patients that have vision loss, it aligns with our commitment for everyone to live the fullest with the best vision and address the top things that one can do to save their vision while they still have it. Aging, […]

Low Vision Definition

Low Vision vs. Poor Vision

February 15th, 2022

  Have you ever found yourself confused about low vision? You are not alone. People call into our phone consultation line every day with questions. Outside of the vision community, the average person likely doesn’t know what we mean when we use the term ‘low vision.’ It becomes synonymous with the term ‘poor vision.’ And […]

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What does a low vision specialist do for glaucoma?

January 24th, 2022

Glaucoma is a result of multiple eye malfunctions. It is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Often called “the sneak thief of sight,” there are no symptoms, and a person can lose up to 40% of their vision before they notice. While not reversible, glaucoma can be slowed down and treated. Early detection by an […]

It’s Blindness Awareness Month

October 22nd, 2021

Did you know the National Federation of the Blind has designated the month of October as Blindness Awareness Month? The purpose of this month is to educate folks and spread the message to communities across the nation.   What does legally blind really mean?  Legally blind does not mean the individual can’t see anything. It […]

What Happens In A Low Vision Evaluation?

August 26th, 2021

Low Vision Restoration, a low vision optometry practice with locations in Inver Grove Heights and Coon Rapids, Minnesota has an extensive track record of helping patients with low vision live their fullest lives. It is led by International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Fellow, Dr. Chris Palmer. Our practice specializes in providing state-of-the-art precision low […]

Home Entertainment for Those with Low Vision

May 11th, 2021

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This letter was shared with us from the Foundation Fighting Blindness.  It is by chapter member Brent Tottman.  We have been granted permission to share. Hello all, I am 63 years old and was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa when I was 21. Around the time I turned 50, contrary to the typical RP […]

Low Vision Awareness Month 2021 Press Release

February 10th, 2021

Minnesota-based Low Vision Restoration, LLC Helps Low Vision Patients Find New Lease on Life with Special Low Vision Solutions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Minneapolis, MN – Low Vision Restoration, LLC, a low vision optometrist practice with a task-based approach, helps low vision patients, including those with degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration, albinism, retinitis pigmentosa and, diabetic […]

Patient Case Study | Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy Patient Reads Glucose Monitor, Drives Again

July 2nd, 2020

TJ, 62yo M, retired butcher.  Dx: PDR 20/100 OD, OS @D, 20/80 OU, 2M OD & 1.25M OS @N Goals:  Drive again in WI, enjoy watching live hockey, baseball, go fishing, recognize people, read his meds bottles and insulin pump, read Cabella’s catalog, putz around fixing stuff at home. Results:  His near work wishlist was […]

Patient Case Study: Degenerative Myopia Patient Drives and Reads Sheet Music Again

May 29th, 2020

RF, 65yo F, entrepreneur recommended to retire early due to her vision. Dx: Degenerative Myopia OD 20/80+ @D, 1.6M @N, 20/120 OS @D, 3.2M @N Goals for visit: Confidence while driving, recognizing family and friends, reading w/o using IPad, sewing, painting as a hobby, cooking, reading sheet music again. Results: a 4X ClearImage Reading Microscope […]

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Patient Case Study: AMD Easter Miracle

May 14th, 2020

JS, 84yo F, retired RN.  Dx: AMD Age-Related Macular Degeneration OD 20/70- @D and 0.63M @N, Prosthesis OS Goals for Low Vision care:  resume driving part-time, recognize faces in public, help with shopping, read books, do her own fingernails. Results of testing with low vision devices:  1.7X Full Diameter Telescope with a bifocal reading cap […]