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Advanced Options In Low Vision Devices

Low Vision Restoration specializes in assisting patients with low vision conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and a range of different genetic conditions or traumatic injuries which have impacted a person’s eyesight.

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Dr. Palmer specializes in designing low vision glasses to help patients improve their ability to continue to live their lives and enjoy a better quality of life. This includes providing low vision reading devices as well as low vision optical glasses for use in a range of different activities from cooking and enjoying favorite hobbies and pastimes to driving and working.

With the choice of low vision glasses for macular degeneration, patients can find ways to continue to participate in daily life and activities, even if other types of glasses no longer provide the vision support required.

Three Categories of Low Vision Glasses

There are three general categories of glasses depending on the kinds of things you want to do again: Distance, Mid-Range, and Near.


A woman wearing bioptic telescope glasses using her hand as a visor and looking into the distance

Bioptic Telescopic Glasses contain state-of-the-art “Galilean” telescopes. Bioptic Telescope glasses have a standard vision section and a telescopic vision section, much like surgical loupes, set above the eyes. The standard vision section contains the eyeglass prescription and allows for peripheral vision. The telescopic vision section also contains the eyeglass prescription and gives a larger, magnified view of central vision. These glasses will enable the person to be mobile.



Full Diameter Telescope Glasses are state-of-the-art, surgical grade “Galilean” telescopes built with the prescription inside. Their purpose is to magnify the image while the person is stationary. These glasses are ideal for watching tv, movies, sporting events, etc.

Man wearing low vision glasses pointing


Reading Microscope Glasses are two high-powered, coated lenses “piggybacked” to create a magnified, crystal-clear image at very close working distances. These glasses are designed to be used at a specific, close distance. The stronger a lens is, the closer it focuses.

A woman wearing bioptic telescope glasses working on a laptop computer

Prismatic Reading Glasses have two components: moderate power lenses and prism. The moderate power creates magnification. The prism relieves the stress of converging the two eyes to a close distance.

Text magnified by a lens from a pair of glasses

Reading Telescope Glasses provide a magnified view of an entire column at once. The person can see more words across the page comfortably at a reading distance. These reading telescopes are available in either a Monocular or Binocular option with any prescription.

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A man wearing bioptic telescope glasses driving a car

Continue To Drive and Live Your Life

With custom-designed low vision glasses for driving, many people will be able to continue to be mobile and active, extending their ability to operate their vehicle well beyond what may have been expected.

There are several options in low vision glasses which may be considered for a person. Dr. Palmer can design low vision microscope, telescope and prismatic glasses customized to the requirements of the individual person. In addition, other magnification and non-optical low vision devices will also be considered.

Additionally, you will get to use the glasses during the office evaluation ensuring the prescription and the type of glasses are effective. Glasses are carefully designed for the specific use requirements, including the amount of illumination present, which does have a significant impact.

For a free initial phone consultation, call us today at 888-882-2040.

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