About International Academy of Low Vision Specialists
IALVS Doctors are Committed to Life After Vision Loss
Too many patients leave their eye doctor’s office believing that there is nothing else that can be done aside from managing the disease. We know differently. The IALVS is passionate about helping people from all over North America recover their day to day functioning.
Our network of highly trained Low Vision optometrists help patients throughout the United States and Canada with eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts, and more regain the ability to do the tasks that they want to do.
We can help you find a Low Vision doctor in your area and get you started on the road to better vision solutions for a better quality of life.
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40 years of Helping People with Vision Loss
If you’re ready to achieve the freedom to manage your everyday activities on your own, if you want to reclaim your life, then it’s time to speak with our experts. Let us help you find a Low Vision eye doctor in your area. Get ready for a whole new vision experience.
Success Stories & Testimonials
Real patients, real stories. Discover how our experts have helped countless patients thrive. We’ve achieved real results, like….
Dr. Walker has helped me tremendously. In our initial consultation, she patiently walked me through all of the options for specific purposes: typing at my computer, reading on my iPad, writing checks and paying bills, watching tv and walking outside. Now, a few weeks later, I can do things I never thought I could do again!! She even rushed my telescopes so I could watch my team, The Kansas City Chiefs, win the Super Bowl!!! Dr. Walker is patient and knowledgeable and provides you with a great set of options if you want to see things you weren’t able to see before.
Thank you, Dr. Walker!
– T. H. Lee, M. D 5
Don’t Lose Hope!
What Is Low Vision?
Common eye diseases include macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, cataracts, and Stroke-Hemianopsia. People with Low Vision tend to have reduced visual acuity or a reduced field of view. It affects their ability to easily enjoy everyday activities, such as cooking, reading, driving, using a computer, or watching TV. The condition cannot be 100% corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses, by undergoing a surgical procedure, or by taking prescription medications.
About IALVS & Our Doctor Directory
Low Vision Specialists stay current on the most advanced, cutting-edge technologies available today. IALVS doctors have been intensively trained by renowned low vision diplomate Dr. Richard J. Shuldiner in California. IALVS eye doctors have the ultimate objective of enhancing their patients’ visual capabilities so that they can get back to doing what they enjoy.
Low Vision Treatments
Low Vision care is a unique method of care because it considers your personal life and favorite activities, not only the extent of your visual difficulties. Low Vision specialists work closely with each patient to determine the best visual aids and devices to improve their quality of life.
Learn About Low Vision Treatments
DMV State Driving Laws
The right Low Vision aids can help you achieve the independence you desire and the freedom to drive wherever, whenever you want. We have a whole page dedicated to all the DMV Laws by State.
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