Our Philadelphia low vision doctor knows how disheartening it can be to hear that that you are not only losing your eyesight but that your only option is to live with it. At Eye Encounters, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing you with vision rehabilitation and a compassionate staff that wants you to know that you have somewhere to turn to. We understand that cases vary, and take the time to find out exactly what your individual needs are and what will work best for you. Our main goal is to maximize and preserve your vision so you can function better in your daily life, with minimal limitations.
If you’re having a difficult time reading, seeing pictures clearly, recognizing faces, or even with your personal grooming, you are more than likely suffering from a condition known as low vision. Low vision is a condition that prevents you from accomplishing these daily tasks that most of us take for granted, due to damage of your eyesight. If you have low vision you aren’t able to have your eyesight corrected with traditional glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medicine, and will need special low vision devices to help you to see more clearly. There are many popular low vision devices available that really do help. With optional computer connectivity, there are desktop devices that have large, bright screens, offering up to 75x magnification and a great reading table that serves as a visual aid for reading books. Our Philadelphia low vision doctor has also had much success with transportable magnification screens and electronic magnifiers that work very well for close up and distance viewing. We stay well-educated on the latest developments in low vision devices and are knowledgeable on the newest portable magnifiers which offer magnified reading on the go. Electronic and handheld, and fitting right into your pocket or purse, these portable devices work terrifically for tasks such as seeing shopping lists, menus, and reading labels.
Our Philadelphia low vision doctor takes the time you deserve to ask questions regarding your unique set of circumstances and specific needs. We all know and accept that as we age, most of us experience a certain degree of normal vision loss but, according to modern research, the number of people who develop vision problems due to health problems, is expected to continue rising. We continue our research on the causes of low vision, including a birth defect, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes, and eye injury. Most low vision cases are treatable, so we recommend you don’t hesitate to make your appointment at Eye Encounters to see the difference we can make in your eyesight.