At Brook Plaza Ophthalmology we know how heartbreaking it can be to hear that that you are not only losing your sight but you have to live with it. Our Brooklyn low vision doctor wants you to know that you do 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 are having a hard time reading, recognizing faces, seeing pictures clearly, or with your personal grooming, you are most likely suffering from a condition known as low vision. Due to damage of your sight, low vision is a condition that prevents a person from accomplishing these daily tasks that most people take for granted. Our patients with low vision are not able to have their sight 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 several popular low vision devices out there that can truly help. Desktop devices have large, bright screens that offer up to 75x magnification. With optional computer connectivity, there is a great reading table that serves as a visual aid for reading books. Transportable magnification screens and electronic magnifiers work very well for close up and distance viewing. Our Brooklyn low vision doctor keeps informed on the latest developments in low vision devices and is well educated in the newest portable magnifiers, such as the Amigo and the Pebble, which offers magnified reading on the go. Handheld and electronic, these portable devices are wonderful for tasks such as seeing menus, shopping lists, and reading labels, plus they fit in your purse or pocket.
Our Brooklyn low vision doctor at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology 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 a normal loss of vision but, according to research, the number of people who develop vision problems due to health problems is expected to continue rising. We stay well educated on the causes of low vision, some being birth defect, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, eye injury and diabetes. Whatever the cause, most low vision cases are treatable, so please don’t hesitate to make you appointment with our Brooklyn Low Vision Doctor and see the difference it will make in the clarity of your eyesight.