What is Low Vision?

Dr. Richard Shuldiner explains Low Vision And Macular Degeneration.

Transcript for Video:

Hello, I’m Dr. Richard Shuldiner, low vision optometrist and founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists.

People often ask me what is low vision and how do I know if I have it? Well our working definition is: vision which is insufficient to do what you want to do. When we speak of the vision we’re talking about fully corrected with conventional means. That means glasses, contact lenses, perhaps LASIK. If with correction you’re still not seeing well enough to do what you want to do… that is read, watch television, write, see faces, drive the car, see street signs or traffic lights, then you have low vision and you should give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss it with you on a free telephone interview.

We’ll do our best to determine whether you’re a good candidate for our services and then we’ll talk about an appointment. Thank you