To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.request an appointment
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Most of our elderly patients have already had their cataracts removed. However, in some instances cataracts become inoperable. In that instance, low vision care is the answer. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens.request an appointment
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness.
Low vision care is extremely useful for patients with glaucoma, it is the 2nd most frequent condition we treat. While it is usually true that nothing more can be done for the eye, it is almost never true that nothing more can be done for the patient.request an appointment
Low vision is described as a vision problem that makes it difficult to perform everyday activities yet it can’t be fixed with glasses, contacts or standard treatments.
Our low vision practice offers everything available in the way of low vision devices that can help our patients see better and improve their daily lives. We use miniature telescopes and microscopes made into eyeglasses, and also strong reading glasses that use prisms so people can use both eyes together when they read.
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Vision Loss After a Stroke
Here at Southern Low Vision, we are dedicated to helping those who have vision-related problems due to a stroke or are at high risk.
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is cut off or when a blood vessel bursts.
Visual problems are very common in many stroke survivors. Each case is unique though and depends on the severity and location of the stroke. Stroke survivors should always have a complete eye exam as soon as possible after a stroke.
A stroke may lead to a host of issues such as shrinking of the visual field, problems with movement in one or both eyes, and blurred or double vision.
Neuro-optometric eye care and low vision eye care are critical components of a patient’s rehabilitation after a stroke and should be considered a major part of treatment.
If you have any questions about eye care related to a stroke, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (866) 771-2040.