Low vision is defined as reduced vision that is not fully correctable using more traditional methods such as surgery, glasses or contacts. As a result this creates longstanding visual acuity and/or visual field deficits making it difficult to carry out normal daily activities.
Conditions often associated with low vision include:
- Macular Degeneration
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Ocular Albinism
- Stroke with vision loss
- Cone/Rod Dystrophy
At Ginter Eyecare Center we perform full low vision evaluations as well as in office device trials using the most advanced technology available to improve functional vision. We utilize an array of devices to address specific visual goals of our patients, leading to an improved quality of life.
Evaluation includes the following:
- Detailed history of eye condition to allow for better understanding of visual state and how it impacts daily activities.
- Conversation regarding specific goals and how we will reach them utilizing low vision devices. Patients are encouraged to bring specific reading material, arts and crafts, and past time activities.
- Refraction (determination of spectacle prescription)
- Full Ocular Health Assessment
- Visual Field Assessment
- Trial of low vision devices
Following the initial in office evaluation a final fitting of selected devices will be scheduled if needed. Considering the specific findings of our in office evaluation a referral to a local occupational therapist may be warranted.