NABA Low Vision Services
At NABA, our certified low vision specialist, Monica Casey-Gee, OD, will conduct a low vision examination to assess how magnification will allow the individual to function with their remaining vision, and then determine the correct amount of magnification needed and the type of device best suited to the situation.
Devices prescribed may include high-powered reading glasses, lighted magnifiers, closed-circuit televisions, as well as distance aids. Vision rehabilitation therapy, and/or orientation and mobility instruction, may also be recommended.
NABA recognizes the unique needs of those with remaining vision. When vision cannot be corrected with regular eyeglasses to 20/70 or better, the condition is known as low vision.
Simple tasks such as reading, writing, shopping, cooking, and watching television become difficult for an individual. At the Dr. Harry M. Judge Vision Rehabilitation Center, NABA valuates the person’s functional vision and his/her ability to use available equipment for maximizing use of remaining vision.
As background on low vision, the condition can be attributed to a variety of causes such as: age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, diabetes, glaucoma, eye injuries, and/or birth defects. Individuals with the condition may have difficulty recognizing faces, selecting and matching the color of their clothes, seeing clearly with the lights on or feeling that the lights are dimmer than normal, and reading newspaper or regular print.
For more information, please contact:
Carmen French, Low Vision Coordinator
(518) 463-1211 x 218
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