Getting Your Life Back With Low Vision Glasses In Albuquerque, New Mexico
Low Vision doesn’t have to rob you of the things you enjoy, such as watching TV, reading, writing, driving, socializing, or simply playing with your grandchildren. If Low Vision has robbed you, or someone you love, of cherished activities and moments, a Low Vision aid or device can help!
Tele-microscope glasses are helpful for mid-range and distance viewing. With this Low Vision aid, everything in your path will appear larger and easier to view. They are suited for activities such as:
- watching TV
- sporting events
- household chores,
Tele-microscope glasses feature a seamless combination of two or three lenses, separated by a small gap of air. The telescope works by increasing the visual size of an image or object being viewed. They are also referred to as binocular telescopes.
Prismatic reading glasses are essentially extra strong reading glasses. The glasses are designed to allow for a natural, comfortable focal point. Prismatic reading glasses feature optical quality spherical lenses that magnify and converge the image at the same time. They are primarily useful as a reading aid.
Additionally, when worn for extended periods, the glasses can also help reduce eye fatigue. The Prismatic reading glasses help to improve convergence and minimize eye strain. If you need help with reading, our Low Vision optometrist, will fit the right prismatic reading glasses for you.
Side-Vision Awareness Glasses (SVAG) was designed to assist people suffering from side vision loss or hemianopsia. It is an effective optical field expansion device that can help patients missing part of their visual field to expand their awareness of objects in their path, enhancing peripheral vision.
SVAG feature a higher ABBE value. This helps to reduce distracting color aberrations seen by other lenses. SVAG also have the most extensive viewing area, thus, allowing better field awareness. These glasses feature more aesthetic lenses that are well suited for walking, reading, making out faces, etc. Many patients have successfully used these to drive.
Many Low Vision patients find it difficult to cope with excess light and glare, which reduces visual capacity. Absorptive Lenses are usually worn on top of prescription glasses. They reduce glare, eliminate harmful UV rays, heighten visual contrast, and control the transition between light and dark environments.
By regulating the quantity of light transmitted to your eye, absorptive lenses enhance visual comfort and safety. Absorptive lenses are often recommended to reduce glare under bright light or direct sunlight.
What Is Low Vision?
Low Vision refers to visual impairments which cannot be corrected using traditional eye correction techniques such as standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. It can be a result of eye injury, eye conditions such as macular degeneration, or other factors such as age. Having Low Vision means it is difficult, if not impossible, for patients to perform everyday ordinary activities such as driving or even reading. Sadly, all too often patients are told that there is nothing to be done, resulting in a loss of hope in addition to the loss of daily ability to function.
Low Vision glasses can help restore your independence. At Low Vision of New Mexico, we custom fit state-of-the-art devices that improve visual functionality for patients suffering from Low Vision. Whether you are unable to read, recognize faces, drive, or simply go about your daily life, a Low Vision Aid can drastically improve your quality of life for the better.
Low Vision aids and devices help you visually circumvent the day-to-day challenges of eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. The success of these devices is well-documented. You or your loved one will be able to see for themselves.
With the help of these innovative vision aids, magnifiers, glasses, devices, and other technologies, Dr. Dulce Walker of Low Vision of New Mexico has been able to help patients, both young and old in New Mexico overcome the limitations of Low Vision for years.
Low Vision glasses and devices work by utilizing and maximizing whatever vision remains. By significantly enhancing and directing the vision you still have, Low Vision glasses, aids or devices allow the wearer to regain the specific vision functions that have been lost. Low Vision glasses and devices come in a wide range of designs and powers.
They range from simple handheld magnifying lenses to advanced electronic device to state-of-the-art telescope glasses and more. Dr. Dulce Walker will ensure that the recommendations are personalized to meet your specific condition as well as lifestyle needs and diverse visual requirements. Our low vision doctor helps patients from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, and the state of New Mexico find the ideal low vision devices for their needs.
Most Low Vision devices are categorized as either optical, electronic, or non-optical. Each device type is geared towards different visual tasks.
At Low Vision of New Mexico, our Low Vision doctor, Dr. Dulce Walker will begin by first assessing the severity and specific limitations arising from your Low Vision condition. Once that determination is made, you will be scheduled for a 60 - 90 minute Low Vision Evaluation. This helps to determine the extent of your vision loss, the affected parts of your visual field and whether it’s central or peripheral. Dr. Dulce Walker will then recommend a suitable Low Vision aid or device.
Patients visit us for low vision devices from Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, and the state of New Mexico. Here are some of the Low Vision Devices that the can fit you with.