Getting Your Life Back With Low Vision Glasses In Los Angeles, California
Low Vision doesn’t have to rob you of the things you enjoy, such as watching TV, reading, writing, driving, socializing, or simply playing with your grandchildren. If Low Vision has robbed you, or someone you love, of cherished activities and moments, a Low Vision aid or device can help!
Tele-microscope glasses are helpful for mid-range and distance viewing. With this Low Vision aid, everything in your path will appear larger and easier to view. They are suited for activities such as:
- watching TV
- sporting events
- household chores,
Tele-microscope glasses feature a seamless combination of two or three lenses, separated by a small gap of air. The telescope works by increasing the visual size of an image or object being viewed. They are also referred to as binocular telescopes.
Prismatic reading glasses are essentially extra strong reading glasses. The glasses are designed to allow for a natural, comfortable focal point. Prismatic reading glasses feature optical quality spherical lenses that magnify and converge the image at the same time. They are primarily useful as a reading aid.
Additionally, when worn for extended periods, the glasses can also help reduce eye fatigue. The Prismatic reading glasses help to improve convergence and minimize eye strain. If you need help with reading, our Low Vision optometrist, will fit the right prismatic reading glasses for you.
Side-Vision Awareness Glasses (SVAG) was designed to assist people suffering from side vision loss or hemianopsia. It is an effective optical field expansion device that can help patients missing part of their visual field to expand their awareness of objects in their path, enhancing peripheral vision.
SVAG feature a higher ABBE value. This helps to reduce distracting color aberrations seen by other lenses. SVAG also have the most extensive viewing area, thus, allowing better field awareness. These glasses feature more aesthetic lenses that are well suited for walking, reading, making out faces, etc. Many patients have successfully used these to drive.
Many Low Vision patients find it difficult to cope with excess light and glare, which reduces visual capacity. Absorptive Lenses are usually worn on top of prescription glasses. They reduce glare, eliminate harmful UV rays, heighten visual contrast, and control the transition between light and dark environments.
By regulating the quantity of light transmitted to your eye, absorptive lenses enhance visual comfort and safety. Absorptive lenses are often recommended to reduce glare under bright light or direct sunlight.
IrisVision is an affordable and effective tool for overcoming the challenges of Macular Degeneration. This wearable device features advanced virtual reality technology and provides up to 70-degree field of view.
IrisVision allows patients to see the world more clearly and fully. The device also comes with multiple view modes. For example, patients can use “TV Mode” to watch television and “Reading Mode” for reading text. For general viewing, the patient can simply switch to “Scene Mode”.
OrCam is a groundbreaking device that is changing how people with Low Vision can view the world. It is a tiny device that can be clipped to your eyeglasses. The OrCam features a camera, speaker and a cable connected to a larger device. Making use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software, the OrCam helps the wearer to read text, identify products, recognize faces, and more by reading or announcing information the camera interprets.
What Is Low Vision?
Low Vision refers to visual impairments which cannot be corrected using traditional eye correction techniques such as standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. It can be a result of eye injury, eye conditions such as macular degeneration, or other factors such as age. Having Low Vision means it is difficult, if not impossible, for patients to perform everyday ordinary activities such as driving or even reading. Sadly, all too often patients are told that there is nothing to be done, resulting in a loss of hope in addition to the loss of daily ability to function.
CLEAR IMAGE PRISMATIC READER
E-SCOOP MEN'S FRAME, ORANGE LENS
FULL DIAMETER TELESCOPE GLASSES
E-SCOOP WOMEN'S FRAME, YELLOW LENS
ONE PIECE PRISMATIC MICROSCOPE
LOWER POWER TELESCOPE GLASSES
SIDE VISION AWARENESS GLASSES
Low Vision glasses can help restore your independence. At The Low Vision Center at Family Eyecare Center of Optometry, we custom fit state-of-the-art devices that improve visual functionality for patients suffering from Low Vision. Whether you are unable to read, recognize faces, drive, or simply go about your daily life, a Low Vision Aid can drastically improve your quality of life for the better.
Low Vision aids and devices help you visually circumvent the day-to-day challenges of eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. The success of these devices is well-documented. You or your loved one will be able to see for themselves.
With the help of these innovative vision aids, magnifiers, glasses, devices, and other technologies, Dr. Harold Ashcraft of The Low Vision Center at Family Eyecare Center of Optometry has been able to help patients, both young and old in California overcome the limitations of Low Vision for years.
Low Vision glasses and devices work by utilizing and maximizing whatever vision remains. By significantly enhancing and directing the vision you still have, Low Vision glasses, aids or devices allow the wearer to regain the specific vision functions that have been lost. Low Vision glasses and devices come in a wide range of designs and powers.
They range from simple handheld magnifying lenses to advanced electronic device to state-of-the-art telescope glasses and more. Dr. Harold Ashcraft will ensure that the recommendations are personalized to meet your specific condition as well as lifestyle needs and diverse visual requirements. Our low vision doctor helps patients from Los Angeles, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, and the state of California find the ideal low vision devices for their needs.
Most Low Vision devices are categorized as either optical, electronic, or non-optical. Each device type is geared towards different visual tasks.
At The Low Vision Center at Family Eyecare Center of Optometry, our Low Vision doctor, Dr. Harold Ashcraft will begin by first assessing the severity and specific limitations arising from your Low Vision condition. Once that determination is made, you will be scheduled for a 60 - 90 minute Low Vision Evaluation. This helps to determine the extent of your vision loss, the affected parts of your visual field and whether it’s central or peripheral. Dr. Harold Ashcraft will then recommend a suitable Low Vision aid or device.
Patients visit us for low vision devices from Los Angeles, Westchester, El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, and the state of California. Here are some of the Low Vision Devices that the can fit you with.
Low Vision Aids FAQ
- What are bioptic driving telescope glasses?
- What are prismatic reading glasses?
- What are E-Scoop glasses?
- What is low vision?
- Bioptic telescopes are glasses that combine prescription eyewear with small telescopes mounted at the top. Looking straight ahead provides general vision and looking through the telescopes at the top provides extra magnification for reading traffic signs, lights, or other distant objects.
- Prismatic magnifying Glasses are special reading glasses for low vision patients that provide high levels of magnification while using prisms to help both eyes to work together and prevent double vision.
- E-Scoop glasses are special glasses for people suffering from macular degeneration that provide low levels of magnification, reduce glare, and shift the image from the central damaged part of the macular to the periphery of the macula where the damage is often less severe. This often improves the vision.
- Low vision refers to vision loss that cannot be corrected with standard eye glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery.