Low vision refers to individuals who have uncorrectable visual loss that impairs the individual’s visual acuity to 20/70 or worse. The most common causes of low vision are macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachments. These conditions can cause disruption in any parts of the vision, including central vision resulting in blurring or blind spots and peripheral vision loss resulting in tunnel vision.
Our low vision services offer entry-level rehabilitation of acquired vision loss. Through the measurement and instruction of using various magnifiers, lighting, and working distances, we educate patients on how to overcome their visual impairments. Referrals are also coordinated with Western Michigan University’s Low Vision Clinic and occupational therapy visual rehabilitation specialists for more extensive low vision services as needed.
To learn more about our low vision services please call our office at 800-537-3327 to schedule an appointment.