Posts Tagged ‘low vision services’


SGNF’s Low Vision Clinic – Here to Help

Monday, October 15th, 2018 
   

Low vision is a loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks such as reading, writing, watching TV, driving a car or recognizing faces, difficult to accomplish. Therefore, when vision cannot be improved with regular eyeglasses, medicine or surgery, people with low vision need help learning how to make the most of their remaining sight and keep their independence.

Low vision can be caused from eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and retinitis pigmentosa. Other sources include eye injuries, cancer of the eye, albinism or a brain injury. Normal aging of the eye does not lead to low vision; therefore, it is important to have regular medical eye exams by an ophthalmologist to diagnose eye diseases, treat those that can be helped, and start the process of vision rehabilitation for people with low vision.

At South Georgia/ North Florida Eye Partners, we host a Low Vision Clinic to assist those in our community with vision problems at little to no cost.  Our goal is to help patients maximize their remaining vision and maintain an independent quality of life through access to numerous tools, techniques and resources including low vision aids and low vision rehabilitation services.

Some examples of low vision aids include:

  • Making things brighter through improving lighting, reducing glare and increasing contrast.
  • Making things bigger by sitting closer to the TV or purchasing low vision magnifiers. Using large-print checks, playing cards, crosswords, TV remotes and books are also recommended.
  • Using electronic books, e-readers or audio books instead of printed books. Talking watches, clocks, calculators, glucometers and computers are also helpful.
  • Organizing your home and labeling things clearly.

If you have questions concerning low vision assessment, access to low vision aids or low vision rehabilitation, contact us to set up a consultation today.

 

Source: GetEyeSmart.org, eye health information from the American Academy of Ophthalmology


Low Vision Clinic

Monday, November 15th, 2010 
   

Today is our monthly Low Vision day in Valdosta.  Once again, I am amazed at the number people with impaired vision who are not getting all they can out of life.  Many of these patients have been told, correctly, by their doctors that there In the middle of a political battle over science standards in Wyoming, one independent schools district is training teachers in the types of higher-level thinking outlined by the Next Generation Science Standards. is nothing more that can be done for them.  Medical and surgically they are often absolutely correct.  What fails to get communicated is that there are often things that can be done to help them use their remaining vision better.  This is what we do in our Low Vision Clinic at South Georgia Eye Partners.  By partnering with Mons International, GA Department of Vocational Rehab, and local schools, we are often able to provide these services to people at little or no cost even when their medical insurance does not cover low vision services.