If you’re living with low vision, your regular prescription eyeglasses are probably not helpful enough for you to see distance and near tasks clearly. You may also find that a single pair of new eyeglasses can no longer do it all. Instead, you require a range of different optical devices to accomplish all the different daily tasks you want to do. In fact, many people who have low vision have several visual aid devices accessible for use.
So how do you know which eyeglasses and devices are best for you? At Yesnick Vision Center, our low vision eye doctor will perform a low vision evaluation to fit you with the most helpful new eyeglasses and devices for your everyday life – making it possible for you to read a book, write, play cards, see faces, watch television, use a computer, or even drive a car. Innovations in optometric technologies have led to a wide range of options to help people see, and our optometrist near me is dedicated to making sure you get the most out of what’s available.
Are magnifiers the only type of low vision eyeglasses and devices?
One of the most common types of low vision aids that people are aware of are magnifiers, either handheld or stand-mounted designs. However, magnifiers aren’t the only assistive device out there. Tremendous progress has been made in optical lenses, computer software, telescopic glasses, bioptics and prismatic readers. Our expert optometrist will evaluate your vision condition, explain your options and recommend the technology and new eyeglasses that will have the most significant impact on your vision and quality of life.
Don’t worry about wasting your time or money. Our Las Vegas optometrist will not order any particular low vision device for you until we test it in our office – and prove that it helps you!
What are some different options for low vision devices, and how do they help?
- Magnifiers: These optical aids help with near viewing, or seeing objects that are close. They can make it possible to do many tasks that are within arm’s reach, such as writing, reading, applying nail polish or makeup, and doing crafts. They can be handheld, mounted on a base or stand, or placed in a pair of new eyeglasses. Some models come with built-in illumination, settings for magnification strength, and contrast color options.
- Telescopes: Optical devices that help with distance viewing, seeing objects far away. Telescopic devices include handheld monoculars, clip-on monoculars, and eyeglass-mounted versions. They can help you to see faraway images, such as road signs, sporting events, or a television screen.
- Bioptic telescopic systems: These custom-designed eyeglasses can enable some people with low vision to drive.
- Video magnifiers: Also known as CCTV (closed-circuit television), a video magnifier is a relatively low-tech vision device that electronically enlarges small print or other small images and projects it onto a monitor.
- Electronic magnifiers: A variety of electronic magnifiers are available for people with low vision. They allow you to point the camera at an object in the distance and then view it in sharper clarity on screen. Many of these low vision devices can connect to your computer, boosting the functionality of the magnifying device.
- New low vision technologies: An exciting array of innovative visual aids have been released in recent years, and we are proud to offer many of them at our Las Vegas eye care center. For example, we were the first optometry practice in Nevada to offer OrCam MyEye. This leading-edge device brings science and computers together to upgrade the quality of life for people with low vision. It can help with reading all text and identifying all objects and people – no matter where they’re located.
What if I’ve already been told that new eyeglasses won’t help me see?
Then it’s time to visit Yesnick Vision Center! When it comes to your vision, we won’t give up! Dr. David Yesnick, optometrist near you, is specially trained to design personalized solutions and custom-crafted glasses. We’ll assess your vision and fit you with low vision devices that will make a difference.
At Yesnick Vision Center, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 702-500-0525 or book an appointment online to see one of our Las Vegas eye doctors.
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