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Low Vision and Visual Hallucinations

Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes vision loss, but it can also cause visual hallucinations, the hallmark of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). Learn about AMD-related visual hallucinations and how to manage them.

Coping with Low Vision? 5 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Having low vision can lead to frequent falls and other accidents.  Here are 5 tips to make your home safer and easier to navigate.

Dating With Low Vision

For people with low vision, dating can sometimes feel daunting. Our eye doctors are here to offer tips to make dating easier and more comfortable for those with low vision.

4 Signs You Have a Visual Contrast Sensitivity Problem

Reduced visual contrast sensitivity is characterized by difficulty distinguishing objects from their backgrounds. It is a common condition, especially over age 50, that can occur even in people with perfect visual acuity.

5 Reading Tips Following Retinal Detachment Surgery

After retinal detachment surgery, reading can be difficult in the short term, and sometimes in the long term as well.  Using visual aids that magnify the text and choosing the most appropriate lighting can help.

What’s the Difference Between Low Vision and Blindness?

Low vision is often thought of as blindness. However, low vision is only partial vision loss. Learn more about the different types of vision loss and how you can continue to be independent and keep doing the things you love.

Macular Degeneration Hasn’t Stopped Judi Dench, And It Shouldn’t Stop You Either

Age-related macular degeneration is a sight-threatening eye disease that causes central vision loss. But despite having the condition for several years, Dame Judi Dench continues to excel in her career and inspire others with low vision.

5 Adjustments To Make Around The House For People With Low Vision

Do you or a loved one live with low vision? Here are several ways you can adapt your living space to your visual needs.

Living With Legal Blindness

Vision loss can make it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks. Fortunately, there are many things those with legal blindness can do to remain independent and keep doing the things they love and enjoy.

How To Cope With Vision Loss

Dealing with vision loss can be challenging. A low vision optometrist can help by prescribing low vision aids and devices, and offer practical advice so you can continue to do the things you love.

Why Do Seniors Often Overestimate How Well They Can See?

If you or a loved one is over the age of 60, make sure not to skip your next eye exam. Certain eye diseases can impair vision so slowly that you may not even notice it.

How High Tech Helps Those With Low Vision

Discover how the latest medical technologies can help improve the lives of those with low vision.

How to Avoid Being Blindsided by Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve, leading to vision loss and potentially blindness. Getting your eyes checked regularly can help minimize damage and low vision aids and devices can help maximize remaining vision. Read on to learn about glaucoma and how we can help preserve your vision.

What Causes Low Vision And Blindness In Children?

Certain eye diseases and conditions can cause a child to have low vision or become blind. Here we discuss common causes of low vision in childhood, and how a low vision optometrist can help.

Why Do Colors Appear Less Vibrant?

If once-bright colors seem less vivid than they used to, you may be developing cataracts or a serious eye disease. We will conduct a comprehensive eye exam and treat any problems we find.

How to Know If You’re at Risk for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss and even blindness. The sooner glaucoma is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Regular comprehensive eye exams are the only way to catch glaucoma early, when it can still be managed.

The 3rd Person in the Exam Room

Low vision patients can greatly benefit from having a support person in the exam room with them, as he or she can provide emotional support and guidance during and after visits to the eye doctor.

Reading Tips For Those With Macular Degeneration

People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) gradually experience vision loss that makes reading a challenging task. Fortunately, various strategies and vision aids can help those with AMD see more clearly and read more comfortably.

Why All Low Vision Patients Are Upset

Low vision patients have a good reason to be upset. Dr. Richard Shuldiner, the founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Optometrists, explains why in an article he published in the Optometric Management Magazine.

Is It Possible to Read and Write With Macular Degeneration?

Different types of low vision glasses and devices enable macular degeneration patients to cope with vision loss. Telescopic lenses enable you to recognize faces, whereas microscopic lenses or prismatic reading glasses help you read or write.

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

Many people who live with Best disease —a form of juvenile macular degeneration — can still drive and keep their driver's license. Low vision aids, such as bioptic telescope glasses provided by a low vision optometrist, are one possible solution.

Where Can I Find a Low Vision Doctor?

Where Can I Find A Low Vision Doctor? Reading your favorite books is difficult. You squint a lot while watching TV. When friends or family come to visit, you find it hard to clearly see their faces. Driving is hard because the street signs, exit ramps, and other cars seem...

When to Contact a Low Vision Doctor

When To Contact A Low Vision Doctor: When You Can’t See To Do What You Want To Do When you break your leg, you feel the pain of the fracture and visit a doctor to repair the broken limb. When you hurt your back, you go to a chiropractor 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 faces of the people you love. For...

Top 8 Lighting Tips for People With Low Vision

You’ve got Low Vision and you need some ways of minimizing the effects on your daily activities. One of the best ways to do this is with lighting. Changing the lighting in your home or office can make a significant, positive impact on your functional vision. Check out Dr. Steven...

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids’ Faces?

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids' Faces?Low Vision Devices Can Help Are you frustrated that your poor vision is it getting in the way of life?Is it hard to do simple things, such as seeing your adorable grandchildren's faces You’re not alone. Many people develop vision problems later in life, which can...