Northwest Hills Eye Care
Optometrists in Austin, TX
Low Vision Rehabilitation
Adjustment to any vision loss is difficult. It takes self-acceptance, determination, support of family and friends, and learning new techniques to fully utilize any remaining vision. The goal of the Low Vision Services is to enable people with low vision to improve their ability to use their remaining vision so they can be independent and better able to meet the demands of everyday living.
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What is Low Vision?
Low vision should not be confused with blindness. Low vision is partial sight that cannot be made clear by ordinary eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. Low vision can include a loss of visual acuity, inability to distinguish colors, see contrast, or determine spatial relationships among objects.
What is a Low Vision Exam?
A low vision examination differs from a “regular eye exam” because it evaluates the level of visual functioning and its effects on daily living activities. We evaluate the severity and nature of the vision loss and prescribe special optical devices to maximize remaining vision.
Dr. Miller is a low vision specialist and has been performing low vision evaluations for over 18 years. She can evaluate the degree of vision loss and prescribe appropriate low vision aids such as magnifiers, telescopes and CCTV’s and train the patient to use them.
Just as important, Dr. Miller can provide referrals to local and state organizations that can help visually impaired patients cope with their vision loss.
Independent Living Aids
Our office carries all types of independent living aids for the visually impaired. Our staff understands the challenges experienced when one is diagnosed with low vision. Whether it is macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa or diabetic retinopathy we have a low vision solution. Our extensive line of low vision aids have helped numerous people regain their visual independence by providing the ability to read, write, see loved ones, or enjoy the outdoors.low vision tools.
- Magnifiers (lighted and non-lighted)
- Video Magnifiers
- Portable video magnifiers
- Talking products (clocks, watches, etc.)
- Large face watches
- Large print computer keyboards
- Large print reading material
- Games for the visually impaired
- Items for daily living
- Sunglasses with special tints for low vision