When conventional spectacles can no longer help and surgery or medical treatment is not appropriate, or very prolonged, then it is time to consider low vision aids. The use of a low vision aid is dependent on many factors, the type of vision loss, the degree of loss, the patient's light and glare needs, the ability of the patient to handle and operate the aid plus many other factors. During the low vision evaluation, we will examine your eyes to determine the best glasses for you, determine your goals, measure working distances and lighting. Calculations will be made to Determine the optimal magnification for you. The doctor and staff will demonstrate and train you on use of the recommended vision aid.
Low vision aids come in a wide array of strengths and designs. They range from simple hand-held lenses to electronic devices. Different ones are needed for different visual tasks. The optometrists here at Crystal Vision Optometry will help determine the most functional option for you.