Hands-Free Magnification: Telescopic, Microscopic, And Prismatic Low Vision Glasses

Low vision patients may benefit from hands-free vision devices for improving their quality of life. Such options include the use of microscopic, prismatic, and telescopic glasses.

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Microscopic Glasses

Provide Crisp, Clear, Vision Without The Blurriness Associated With Other Types Of Strong Lenses. They Are Often Used For Close-Up Work Such As Reading, Writing, And Sewing.

Prismatic Glasses

These Can Best Be Described As Powerful Reading Glasses. Prisms Help Prevent Eye Strain Through The Use Of Spherical Lenses Which Aid In Converging And Magnifying Images.

Telescopic Lenses

Telescopic Options Include Bioptic Glasses For Enhancing Long-Distance Vision And Enlarging The Field Of Vision. Many People With Low Vision Have Difficulty Recognizing Faces. These Glasses May Be Helpful.

Several U.S. States Permit The Use Of Bioptic Glasses For Low Vision Drivers. These Glasses Feature Telescopes Affixed To Standard Glasses. They May Either Be Binocular Or Monocular And May Be Focusable Or Have A Fixed Focus.

Common Questions

That depends on your eye health, remaining vision, and needs. A low vision optometrist is best equipped to help you understand what options can provide each patient with the best results.
An ophthalmologist works alongside your low vision optometrist.The ophthalmologist treats the condition and makes sure that your vision does not worsen, while the low vision optometrist takes steps to help maximize your remaining vision, while monitoring it. The low vision optometrists expertise in guiding a patient to maximize their remaining vision, leaves the ophthalmologist free to focus on treating the underlying medical condition.
Hands-Free Magnification: Telescopic, Microscopic, And Prismatic Low Vision Glasses
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Do I Need Low Vision Glasses?

Since every person has different needs and visual ability, If you are diagnosed with low vision and would like to know more about specialty glasses and other vision aids for your condition, schedule an appointment with our low vision optometrist to find out more. Our low vision optometrist is best equipped to determine which devices or specialized eyewear would be most beneficial for you.

Testimonials


  • I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.


    Claire A.

  • Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.


    Jim K.

  • My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!


    Teresa S.

  • The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.


    Joe M.

  • I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.


    Kayla W.

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