If you have vision that cannot be corrected with prescription lenses or surgery, but you are not blind, you are said to have low vision. At our office, Metropolitan Optical, our optometrist can provide low vision therapy. If you have low vision in Washington DC our optical practice will determine which type of visual aids can help you best perform your everyday tasks and maximize your existing vision.
Our optometrist, Dr. Saba Ayalew, is highly skilled in working with patients who need help with their low vision in Washington DC. Our entire staff knows that patients who come in with family members, should be treated with extreme care since this can be a very difficult and emotional situation. Our eye doctor will provide a complete vision exam, to determine what vision is left, and how it can best be enhanced. Our eye doctor will also want to know which of your daily activities are most important to you, so that our eye doctor can help to enhance your vision for these particular tasks. Sometimes our patient will need more than one type of low vision assistance in order to be able to perform different tasks. Patients with low vision can have all different types of vision problems. Some patients have problems with macular degeneration and have basically lost their central or detailed vision. Patients with glaucoma may be having problems with peripheral vision. Other patients may have particular problems with night blindness or blurred vision. Sometimes patients have hazy vision and their entire field of vision seems to be covered with a film or glare. Many people find that they can be helped with low vision therapy. Some products which can commonly help patients with low vision are: telescopic glasses; light-filtering lenses; magnifying glasses; handheld magnifiers; or reading prisms. Other non-optical aids which our optometrist might suggest are: text-reading software; check-writing guides; high contrast watches; large-print publications; phones and watches with large numbers; or even books on cassettes or DVDs.
For an appointment to see our optometrist for help with low vision in Washington DC, contact us today.