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Low Vision Evaluation

1. The COMPLIMENTARY TELEPHONE INTERVIEW.

This is required for an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for our products and services. We will not waste a person’s time or money if we believe we cannot help him or her.

2. The Low Vision evaluation consists of three steps:

  • Find out the amount of vision the patient has.
  • Find out the amount of vision needed to do the task desired.
  • Figure out the best magnification device that allows the person to do the task.

We find out the amount of vision the patient has by performing a Low Vision evaluation. It is not anything like a regular eye exam:

  • We use special charts and techniques to “draw out” any residual vision that may be “hiding” in the periphery.
  • We recheck the regular eyeglass prescription to improve it if possible.
  • We see how magnification affects the level of vision.

We find out the amount of vision needed to do the task desired with very specific questions and demonstrations:

  • We ask the patient to bring samples of print they want to see (newspaper, Sunday school lesson, Bible, and mail).
  • We ask the patient to bring samples of activities they do (sewing, woodworking, painting and card playing, etc.).

We figure out the best magnification device that allows the person to do the task by having many unique demonstrators in the office. We do not order any low vision device unless we prove that it works in the office first.

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