"Low vision" is impaired vision that cannot be fully restored by surgery, medical treatments, or conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Low vision is not blindness. You are not alone; over 15 million Americans have some form of visual impairment. We are here to help. YOU CAN do something about low vision!
Dr. Steven Schoenbart is a
Leading Low Vision Optometrist
If we suspect an ocular condition or disease,
we will immediately schedule or perform
diagnostic tests to determine our next steps.
When an individual's eyesight can not be corrected to better than 20/200 with lenses, then he/she is diagnosed as having low vision. Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and genetic diseases are just some of the causes of this diminished vision.
Unfortunately many people are told that nothing can be done. While there may not be a cure, we can design and prescribe low vision systems for many of these individuals. Bioptic telescopes and microscopes are mounted in a pair of glasses to allow many of them to resume reading, cooking, hobbies, playing cards and in some cases driving – greatly improving their lifestyles.
At our office, we have years of experience helping people to improve their quality of life through our Low Vision Services. We can help you to improve your visual functioning if you have been diagnosed with a visual impairment. The disorders that are most often helped in our office are:
• Macular Degeneration
• Diabetic Retinopathy
• Stargardt’s Disease
• Retinopathy of Prematurity
• Optic Neuropathy
• Traumatic Brain Injury
Our goal is to improve your lifestyle by optimizing the use of your limited vision. We strive to return you to enjoyable activities and help you to maintain your independence. We specialize in the fitting of many low vision aids such as:
• Hand and stand magnifiers
• Spectacle mounted and handheld telescopes
• Digital magnifiers
• High powered reading glasses
• Custom tinted contacts for Achromatopsia and Albinism
We take pride in the relationships that we have with our low vision patients and the many ways that we have contributed to maximizing their professional and personal capabilities.