We know how heartbreaking it can be to hear that that you are not only losing your eyesight but that you have to live with it. Our compassionate local DC eye doctor wants you to know that you have somewhere to turn where we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing vision rehabilitation. We understand that cases vary and we take the time to find out what will work best for you. Our main goal is to maximize and preserve your vision so you can function better in your day to day life.
If you have a hard time reading, recognizing faces, seeing pictures clearly, or even with your personal grooming, you are most likely suffering from a condition known as low vision. Due to damage of your eyesight, low vision is a condition that prevents a person from accomplishing these daily tasks that most of us take for granted. Our patients with low vision aren’t able to have their eyesight corrected with regular glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medicine, and need special low vision devices to help them see things more clearly. There really are no ‘fix-all’ devices but there are many popular low vision devices available that really do help. Desktop devices have large, bright screens that offer up to 75x magnification and, with optional computer connectivity, there is a great reading table that serves as a visual aid for reading books. Also available are transportable magnification screens and electronic magnifiers that work very well for close up and distance viewing. Our local DC eye doctor keeps well-educated on the latest developments in low vision devices and is knowledgeable on the newest portable magnifiers which offer magnified reading on the go. Handheld and electronic, these portable devices are great for tasks such as seeing menus, shopping lists, and reading labels, and they fit in your pocket or purse.
Our local DC eye doctor will take the time to ask questions to be well aware of your unique set of circumstances and specific needs. We all know and accept that as we get older most of us experience normal vision loss but, according to modern research, the number of people who develop vision problems due to health problems is expected to continue rising. We continue our research on the causes of low vision, some being birth defect, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, eye injury and diabetes. Whatever the cause, most low vision cases are treatable, so please don’t hesitate to make your appointment at Metropolitan Optical and see the difference we can make in the clarity of your eyesight.