Helping Those with Low Vision
For those with impaired, or low vision, Geisinger offers special assistive devices that can greatly improve the ability to function in everyday life. These patients do not benefit from traditional corrective lenses, but can be helped by magnifiers, telescopes, video technology and other visual aids.
Our ophthalmologists begin by identifying the origin of the patient’s low vision, usually complications from eye diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetes-related conditions. Our specialists work to develop an individualized plan including appropriate rehabilitation such as occupational therapy or walking with assistive devices.
For consultations and referrals, call us at (570) 271-6531.
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- American Optometric Association
- Low Vision (contributed by NEI)
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