Low Vision Associates specializes in fitting the latest low vision glasses and contact lenses including bioptic telescopic lenses and microscopic lenses, filtered lenses, high powered and prismatic lenses which all may be helpful for many conditions.
Specialty Low Vision Lenses
Conditions that may benefit from these lenses include: cataracts, macular degeneration, Stargardt's dystrophy, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ocular albinism, retinitis pigmentosa and lazy eyes.
Bioptic Telescopic Lenses If you have reduced vision, these lenses can enable you to see things far away. In many states you can even drive with bioptic lenses. There are many kinds of telescopic lenses manufactured by various labs that are mounted to lenses in different ways depending on their purpose.
Microscopic Lenses These high powered lenses are used when reading or near vision is impaired. They are much higher powered than standard lenses and enlarge close objects and reading material.
Prismatic Low Vision Lenses These lenses are used to correct double vision that may occur naturally or from trauma.
High Powered Lenses These lenses are prescribed for people who require very high corrections. They can be made in high index materials to make the lenses thinner and appear similar to standard lenses. They are now available in single vision, bifocal and light reacting designs.
Low Vision Filters
Conditions that may benefit from filters include glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, Stargardt's dystrophy, diabetes, retinitis pigmentosa and albinism
Filters for Glare Sensitivity People with low vision conditions often complain of glare sensitivity. The world sometimes appears to them as hazy and full of glare. They avoid the brightness of the sun and they find simple activities such as reading and shopping unpleasant. Filters and absorptive lenses can help control glare sensitivity and also can help to enhance the reduced contrast caused by the glare. Certain filters may selectively filter out the light from the glare producing spectrum so they may lessen glare and sharpen vision.
Filters and lenses for use with Computers Continuously looking at a computer screen for many hours may cause eye strain, blurriness and irritation. Eyeglass filters can diminish these vision problems and ease computer use.
We often hear form patients that they cannot wear contact lenses. We have many years of experience fitting hard to fit patients with contact lenses. Today most people can be fit successfully and comfortably in contacts. There are also specialty contact lenses for bifocal users as well as correcting for astigmatism.
Additionally, with certain conditions such as keratoconus, patients can only see well with special contact lenses.