What is low vision? Low vision is reduced vision to 20/60 or worse acuity that is not correctable with glasses or contact lenses. Macular degeneration is the most common cause of low vision, along with glaucoma, optic nerve disease and Diabetic retinopathy.
“ It has truly been a pleasure to serve those with visual impairments for over 20 years. My goal is to maximize each person’s vision and to help them to be as independent as possible.” ~ Dr. Sherri
What to expect :
The Low Vision evaluation lasts about an hour. It includes a detailed history, an assessment of individual needs, and ocular health assessment. Special attention is given to reading tasks (newspaper mail etc.), distance vision, computer vision and glare evaluation. Each patient is given recommendations for devices or training which will improve their daily tasks.
Dr. Sherri will prescribe low vision devices for each specific need. These may include:
- High powered reading glasses
- Electronic Devices
- Telescopic devices
- Computer related devices and Apps
What to bring to your evaluation:
- Materials that you would like to read, including puzzle books, craft and hobby materials such as knitting needles and yarn.
- Current magnifiers
- All glasses that are used