When you enter the Low Vision Clinic, you will be welcomed by the receptionist. Their job is to obtain the appropriate billing information from you. You will then be introduced to our technician, who will ask you pertinent visual, medical and functional information for the doctors. A technician will have you go through a series of tests, some of which you will be familiar with and some additional testing that you may not have previously had. Of course at any time during these tests the technician will be there to answer your questions. Once your needs and goals are determined from the information and tests obtained, you will meet with doctor so they can decide what devices are appropriate for your level of vision. Finally, you will work with a device technician, to evaluate what devices will be most effective for your everyday use, such as reading medicine bottles, newspapers, books, menus, price tags, sewing or watching television. The Low Vision Clinic keeps up with the latest technology in low vision devices so that we can best serve you with everyday reading and computer use. These devices are intended to be practical for each person, because each person is unique in their needs. If there are certain hobbies or interests that you have, and your sight does not allow you to complete these tasks, we ask that you bring those items so we can understand how we best can help you.
If you are experiencing low vision, here are some practical tips that can help you: Use contrast to distinguish items, such as a dark bathmat with rubber backing on a light floor, a light cutting board on a dark countertop, and white sheets with a dark comforter and pillows.