E-Scoop glasses can be greatly helpful for people with early stage vision loss, helping them better utilize their remaining vision. Learn more below.
E-Scoops glasses are specialized optics which combine five different optical characteristics in order to maximize a low vision patient’s remaining vision. They can help low vision patients drive, use the computer, and more.
E-Scoop glasses combine 5 unique optical features to help maximize a low vision patient’s vision.
The various aspects of e-scoop glasses help assist low vision patients with a variety of tasks in their daily lives; the lense curve enlarging objects to allow for more detail, anti-reflective coating helps reduce glare while driving at night or using a computer,and the prism redirects light away from damaged parts of the macula to still functioning areas, and the color tint provides increased protection from UV light along with greater comfort from light sources which previously caused strain.
E-Scoops are particularly helpful for patients with early stage vision loss, due to the damage to the macula, which typically affects the center of their vision, being easier to correct. E-Scoops can help a patient maintain their previous level of activity and independence.
Patients with early stage vision loss from conditions like glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy can greatly benefit from E-Scoops.
Patients who are having trouble driving at night, issues with contrast (such as difficulty seeing food on a plate with a similar color to the plate), difficulty seeing outdoors due to the brightness level, can particularly benefit from the use of E-Scoops.
However, patients with more severe low vision may not see as much benefit from E-Scoops.
E-Scoops are available in both single vision and bifocal forms. A low vision specialist will be able to help determine which configuration would be ideal for your personal needs.
Within these general variations, other aspects can vary depending on one’s needs, such as center thickness and index height. They can also include prisms, for an additional cost.
E-Scoops are prescribed on a highly individual basis, as with any low vision aid. The low vision doctor will conduct a comprehensive vision assessment to determine what will be the best solution for your needs.
The price of E-Scoop glasses vary depending on the precise specifications of what you need. E-Scoops with a lower magnification (base curve), for example, will be cheaper than those with a higher magnification. However, in general, E-Scoops are cheaper than other customized low vision optics like bioptic telescope glasses.
E-Scoops are an effective low vision device for patients with early stage vision loss.Highly specific to an individual’s condition, they can greatly help in carrying out daily activities which have become more difficult. If you are experiencing low vision and are interested in E-Scoops, you can reach out to your nearest Amplify EyeCare practice either via a call or in-person visit to schedule an appointment for a consultation and a low vision exam. Our team of eye care professionals is ready and equipped to provide you with the care you need.