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What Does a Low Vision Specialist Do?

The condition referred to as low vision involves sight impairment which is not sufficiently correctable through the application of contact lenses, conventional prescription eyewear, or surgical/pharmaceutical interventions. Patients with low vision often experience various symptoms such as loss of light sensitivity, loss of color vision, loss of visual field, loss of contrast, and distortion. The severity of the condition varies with each person. It can simply be the result of aging, and injury, disease complication, or genetic birth defect. Low vision specialist Dr. Palmer can provide you the vision care services you need if you are experiencing low vision issues.

Specialists in Low Vision

Low vision specialists are often licensed optometrists with particular training to address the needs of patients suffering from a range of serious visual impairments. The services they provide help patients to maximize their existing vision.

Low Vision Testing and Care Solutions

Testing and care solutions for low vision involve more than what is provided by a regular eye doctor. Patients are carefully assessed for their existing vision capacity. The effect of the patient’s decreased vision on their lifestyle is also assessed and a plan is developed to help the patient overcome these obstacles as much as possible.

Low Vision Devices

A range of devices can help low vision patients everyday activities. A low vision specialist must make use of the latest technological advances to help patients secure their independence and make the best use of their vision. You can count on Dr. Palmer to provide you with this type of low vision care and resources.

Some of the vision aids that can help address low vision problems include:

  • Distance vision aids – eyewear specially designed to help you sports, other events, and the television more clearly
  • Driving vision aid – can include glare reducing lenses and telescopic accessories
  • Magnifiers – can attach to eyewear, worn around the neck, or held in the hand
  • Computer vision aids – can include text magnifiers, keyboards with large print, and audio reading technology
  • Independent living aids – can include large button phones, clocks with large numbers, flexible, and glare free lighting, and closed-circuit televisions
  • Electronic reading aids – portable or home versions
  • Walking aids – help enhance stability and safety

If you believe you have low vision problems, low vision specialist Dr. Palmer can help find and implement solutions that live in independent lifestyle regardless of your current visual restrictions. Contact Dr. Palmer today for a free, no-obligation consultation.