Vision can decline due to several eye conditions and diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.

We know how impaired vision can negatively impact life. Our goal is to keep you as independent as possible with the help of low-vision aids and glasses, which work by maximizing your usable vision and providing you with the highest quality of life possible.

A telemicroscope is one such low-vision aid that can help maximize usable vision.

What is a Telemicroscope?

As the name suggests, a telemicroscope combines the functions of telescope and microscope glasses.

Telescope glasses enable you to see distant objects, such as a road sign, and microscope glasses offer better up-close vision for tasks like reading the newspaper or a phone screen.

People who need magnification for near activities sometimes prefer a greater working distance than microscope lenses can provide.

Telemicroscopic glasses, in contrast to strong magnifying reading glasses, allow for a more comfortable working distance when reading, using the computer, doing hand work, cooking, playing cards, and other tasks. These glasses are available for either a single or both eyes.

Are Telemicroscopes For You?

Telemicroscopes are ideal for anyone with impaired vision wishing to perform tasks at a greater distance than spectacles or hand magnifiers with the same power.

If you want to read the newspaper, use a computer, watch TV, or do crafts with greater ease, speak with an IALVS low-vision doctor about whether telemicroscope lenses are right for you.

Our Low-Vision Optometrist Can Help

The first step in acquiring a low-vision aid is a low-vision consultation.

IALVS low-vision eye doctors take the time to determine our patient’s goals and needs based on their lifestyle and vision and then recommend the optimal low-vision aids.

To attain the most precise prescription, we use the latest technology to measure the degree of visual loss. If eyeglasses are required, each lens will be customized to ensure patients receive glasses best suited for their unique needs. 

The low vision consultation will also include an assessment of the wide range of low vision aids now available, including hand-held magnifiers, OrCam, and computer-based devices. Together, we will ascertain which low-vision aids are most suitable and instruct you on how and when to use your device.

If you or a loved one have been told nothing else can be done to see more clearly, visit an IALVS eye doctor for a low-vision consultation.