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Your Low Vision Optometrist in New York

When your medical eye doctor says, “nothing more can be done,” contact a low vision optometrist. Low Vision Of New York is one of over 40 optometrist practices in North America that has helped thousands of low vision patients live independently, fulfilling lives after others told them it wouldn’t be possible.
Thanks to the doctor’s knowledge, dedication, and experience, patients can do what they enjoy: drive, read, work, play, cook, or recognize people’s faces.
Call for a personal consultation and find out if you are a candidate for low vision glasses.

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Dr. Schoenbart has been my family’s optometrist for close to 35 years. Recently he was able to solve a tricky vision issue I was having that no other doctor was able to do. Dr. Schoenbart takes the time to listen to your concerns and delivers best in class service with results. I highly recommend Dr. Schoenbart for all of your vision concerns whether big or small.
3 weeks ago
- eric s.
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What is a Low Vision Optometrist?

Our goal is for you to reclaim the ability to carry out tasks that are important to you. Such an activity could be driving a car, reading the paper, recognizing faces, watching TV, playing cards or board games, cooking, and anything that matters in your life.
As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) – a network of low vision optometrists – Dr. Steven Schoenbart intensively studied low vision care. We are committed to maximizing our patient’s vision and help them live their best lives.

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Causes That Lead to Low Vision

Low vision is an eye condition that cannot be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Its causes are usually due to injury, disease, or genetics and include:

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration (i.e., Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, etc.)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – a complication of diabetes affecting eyesight
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa – leads to contraction of the visual field
  • Glaucoma – damage to the optical nerve due to inner eye pressure
  • Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
  • Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
  • Albinism – the lack of pigments in the back of the eye
  • Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
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Genuine care and hands-on advice are our primary ingredients ensuring complete low vision services. Talk to our low vision expert in Garden City about your concerns, and we will help optimize your surroundings to accommodate your visual needs better. As an example, improved lighting makes a significant difference for many eye conditions.

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The advantage of glasses is that they allow you to be mobile and use your hands freely. Many patients have kept their driver's license and independence thanks to bioptic telescope glasses, E-Scoop glasses, or side-vision awareness glasses. Theater lovers can benefit from full-diameter telescope glasses to enjoy performances. Prismatic glasses are primarily used for reading.

These are only a few of the many low vision glasses available for low vision patients. Dr. Steven Schoenbart will help you to find the best solution for you.

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Magnification is key for optimizing vision. Closed-circuit television (CCTV), video magnifiers are available as hand-held devices or as a stand-mounted version. You can install special software to enhance contrast and colors on your computer screen. Other software can increase the font size to whatever is comfortable for you.

Advanced equipment utilizes virtual reality, image processing algorithms, or audio feedback to assist with almost any task you want to accomplish. Go for it!

Low Vision of New York
Low Vision Optometry
901 Stewart Ave, Ste 202A
Garden City, NY 11530
67 Hampton Road, Suite 102
Southampton, NY 11968
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