At EyeCare Associates of San Bernardino we know how devastating it can be to hear that that you are not only losing your eyesight but that you have to live with it. Our Loma Linda optometrist wants you to know that you have somewhere to turn where we pride ourselves on a commitment to providing vision rehabilitation. We understand that each case is different and we take the time to find out what will work best for you, but 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, seeing pictures clearly, recognizing faces, or even 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 can’t have their sight corrected with regular glasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medicine, so they 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 really do 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 viewing as well as distance viewing. Our Loma Linda optometrist keeps current on the latest developments in low vision devices and is well educated in the newest portable magnifiers, such as the Pebble and the Amigo, which offers magnified reading on the go. Electronic and handheld, these portable devices are terrific for tasks such as shopping lists, seeing menus, and reading labels, plus they fit in your pocket or purse.
Our Loma Linda optometrist will take the time to ask you questions in your initial consultation in order to be familiar with 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. Our Loma Linda optometrist stays well educated on the causes of low vision, some being birth defect, macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, eye injury and diabetes. Whatever the cause, low vision is treatable, so please don’t hesitate to make your appointment with EyeCare Associates of San Bernardino that makes a difference.