Low Vision Resources
Patients with advanced glaucoma may have “Low Vision.” This condition can lead to problems while reading that typically cannot be accommodated with glasses. It is estimated that at least 13 million Americans over the age of 45 suffer from vision impairments that qualify as low vision. Our practice offers a variety of magnifiers and tinted lenses in our Queens office to help our patients overcome these challenges and restore their ability to read and see things up close.
Patients with low vision may also have difficulty with glare, lighting, and contrast. We have tinted lenses available in our Queens office that can reduce the brightness differences and improve contrast sensitivity.
For patients with advanced glaucoma who are legally blind and need assistance with dressing, walking around the home, food preparation, and other daily activities, we also work closely with the Lighthouse International organization for the blind in New York.
You can contact the Lighthouse International at:
111 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
(800) 334-5497 or TDD (212) 821-9713
Follow our treatment plan and optical recommendations and don’t let glaucoma stop you from fully achieving your goals.