Reading and Writing with Low Vision


Enjoy Your Favorite Books Like Never Before

Hands-Free Magnification

All IALVS members are experts in hands-free magnification. The type of reading glasses we prescribe depend upon a number of factors including:

  • the type of reading you are interested in
  • the size of the material
  • the distance of the material from your eyes
  • the lighting requirements of your eyes

During your low vision evaluation, the doctor will analyze your reading requirements and demonstrate various types of low vision glasses. Some of these may include telescopic, microscopic and prismatic low vision glasses. You will determine which is best for your needs.


We Can Help Improve Your Writing Ability

Making Writing Easy Again

Writing has different vision requirements than reading. Writing requires a longer working distance from the eyes and usually less magnification than reading. In addition, illuminating the paper is sometimes more difficult.

The experts at The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists will work with you to determine the best low vision glasses for your requirements.

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