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Low Vision Center

Comprehensive Rehabilitation Plans For Patients Experiencing Low Vision

Low vision is impaired vision that cannot be fully restored by glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medicine. Common conditions that can cause low vision include diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and other conditions that affect the retina and optic nerve. In addition, vision loss can also result from a stroke or other brain injury.

At the University Eye Center at Ketchum Health, the Low Vision Center provides a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for patients experiencing low vision. Our clinical team will evaluate your vision to create an individualized rehabilitation plan to help achieve your goals to maintain your independence and improve your quality of life.

The low vision team includes

  • An experienced low vision optometrist
  • A student clinician
  • A low vision technology specialist

What You Can Expect From a Low Vision Examination

  • Case history and establishment of visual goals
  • Evaluation of vision rehabilitation potential
  • Response to magnification, including hand and stand magnifiers, telescopes, glasses and non-optical aids
  • Assessment of field of vision
  • Contrast, glare and lighting evaluation
  • Adaptive technology evaluation

Referrals and reports can be provided regarding concerns with mobility, activities of daily living, safety, support groups, counseling, driving programs and DMV licensing.