What is Low Vision Care?

What is Low Vision Care?

Patients with low vision are often told that there is nothing more that can be done for them. That perspective is wrong! While medically there may not be anything that can be done to reverse vision loss, in many cases a low vision optometrist can help the patient to...
Why All Low Vision Patients Are Upset

Why All Low Vision Patients Are Upset

By Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, FAAO, FIALVS, Chief Clinical Editor In 1960, at the age of seven, Wayne F. was diagnosed with amblyopia in his left eye (commonly referred to as Lazy Eye), but it was left untreated. As an adult, Wayne scheduled regular eye exams every few...
I Have Best Disease. Will I Be Able to Drive?

I Have Best Disease. Will I Be Able to Drive?

This question reflects the primary concern of almost every patient with Best vitelliform macular dystrophy. The genetic disorder affects central vision, which is vital to reading road signs, seeing traffic lights, and detecting emergencies while driving. “The thing to...
Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors

Central vision is an important element of your overall vision, allowing you to see images and objects as you look straight ahead. This function affects your ability to read books, drive a car, watch TV, or recognize the faces of the people you love. For patients with...