As retina specialists, we do not prescribe glasses, or provide low vision aids/services. We can however provide you with resources and information to help you adapt to lower vision levels, your doctor can refer you to a low-vision specialist or center. A wide range of support services and rehabilitation programs are also available to help people with macular degeneration maintain a satisfying lifestyle. Because peripheral vision is usually not affected, a person’s remaining sight is very useful. Often, people can continue with many of their favorite activities by using low-vision optical devices, such as closed-circuit television, magnifying devices, large-print reading materials and talking or computerized devices.
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See the links below for additional low vision information:
- ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center – http://www.viewfinderlowvision.com
- Low Vision Plus – www.lowvisionplus.com
- Low Vision Arizona – www.arizonalowvisiondoctor.com
- Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired – www.acbvi.org
Contact us to learn more about Low Vision.