Visit Our Low Vision Eye Doctor in Randolph to Maximize Your Sight
If you have low vision, some functioning sight remains; it is not the same as blindness. Typically, visual acuity is 20/70 or worse, or you may have a reduced field of view. Low vision cannot be corrected fully with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.
If you are living with reduced vision, many parts of your day-to-day life can be challenging and frustrating. For example, using a computer, reading, driving, watching TV, and cooking can be extremely hard – especially if you have been used to being independent for years. Our Randolph optometrist offers low vision rehabilitation to help you make the most of your vision and enhance your quality of life.
Low Vision Consultation & Eye Exam
Low vision can result from a variety of causes, many of which are age-related. The most common eye diseases that lead to low vision are:
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
Our low vision doctor in Randolph will evaluate your eyes with a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose and monitor any ocular health problems. We advocate and practice proactive eye care for all eye diseases and vision disorders.
Based on the results of your consultation, our eye care specialists will match you with the most appropriate low vision devices and personalized strategies. We will strive to improve the quality of your sight, no matter what eye condition led to your low vision.
Low Vision Aids
A variety of devices, such as telemicroscopic glasses for seeing up-close and telescopes for seeing distance, is available to help people with impaired vision. Our Randolph optometrist will match you with the best low vision aid to upgrade your daily life and make it easier for you to enjoy the activities you love – with optimum visual clarity.
Our Eye Doctor in Randolph Offers:
- Specialized Glasses – Readers, Prisms, Telescopes, and more; there is a range of low vision glasses targeted for specific activities, such as driving, seeing faces, viewing a computer, or just walking safely
- Magnifiers (handheld, stand-alone, and wearable) to assist with a range of daily tasks
- Computer Software: we will acquaint you with the latest technologies to help you use a computer for the work you want to do, as well as stay connected with your friends and family
Low Vision Assistance – How to Live Well
Our Randolph optometrist recommends a number of practical tips to help you cope and live safely with reduced eyesight:
- Buy large-print books: enlarged fonts can enable you to read; digital readers may also be a great option, because you can make the text as large as necessary
- Get glasses with lens tints: specially tinted lenses may be helpful for vision conditions that cause hypersensitivity to light, such as cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa
- Listen to audiobooks: digital recordings can be the perfect alternative to printed text
- Add high-contrast stripes in your home: place a contrasting line on the edge of stairs in order to prevent falls and accidents. (Use black stripes on light steps, and light stripes on dark colors.)
- Use magnifying tools: choose from stand-alone and hand-held magnifiers; there are also types of magnifiers that we can mount easily on your glasses
- Install new lighting: new lighting can be a life-changer. Try various types of lights and powers to determine what is best for your personal vision
If you or a loved one has Low Vision, contact Eyes on Randolph for assistance. Our eye doctor is knowledgeable about all the newest medical approaches to manage eye disease and prevent further vision loss.