Hands-Free Magnification: Telescopic, Microscopic, And Prismatic Low Vision Glasses

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Low vision patients may benefit from hands-free vision devices for improving their quality of life. Such options include the use of microscopic, prismatic, and telescopic glasses.

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Microscopic Glasses

Provide Crisp, Clear, Vision Without The Blurriness Associated With Other Types Of Strong Lenses. They Are Often Used For Close-Up Work Such As Reading, Writing, And Sewing.

Prismatic Glasses

These Can Best Be Described As Powerful Reading Glasses. Prisms Help Prevent Eye Strain Through The Use Of Spherical Lenses Which Aid In Converging And Magnifying Images.

Telescopic Lenses

Telescopic Options Include Bioptic Glasses For Enhancing Long-Distance Vision And Enlarging The Field Of Vision. Many People With Low Vision Have Difficulty Recognizing Faces. These Glasses May Be Helpful.

Several U.S. States Permit The Use Of Bioptic Glasses For Low Vision Drivers. These Glasses Feature Telescopes Affixed To Standard Glasses. They May Either Be Binocular Or Monocular And May Be Focusable Or Have A Fixed Focus.

Common Questions

That depends on your eye health, remaining vision, and needs. A low vision optometrist is best equipped to help you understand what options can provide each patient with the best results.
An ophthalmologist works alongside your low vision optometrist.The ophthalmologist treats the condition and makes sure that your vision does not worsen, while the low vision optometrist takes steps to help maximize your remaining vision, while monitoring it. The low vision optometrists expertise in guiding a patient to maximize their remaining vision, leaves the ophthalmologist free to focus on treating the underlying medical condition.
The Galilean telescope is a type of optical aid used to enhance distance vision for individuals with low vision. It offers a wider field of view and is generally lighter and more compact than other telescopic systems. A low vision exam by a qualified low vision optometrist can assess whether the Galilean telescope is suitable for a patient's specific condition and lifestyle needs.
Prisms in telescopes are used to change the direction of light, allowing the telescope to be shorter in length or to correct the image orientation. In low vision aids, prisms can be used to alter the visual field, potentially helping with specific vision challenges. A low vision eye doctor may incorporate prisms into the design of telescopic systems as part of a customized solution following a low vision exam.
Hands-Free Magnification: Telescopic, Microscopic, And Prismatic Low Vision Glasses
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Do I Need Low Vision Glasses?

Since every person has different needs and visual ability, If you are diagnosed with low vision and would like to know more about specialty glasses and other vision aids for your condition, schedule an appointment with our low vision optometrist to find out more. Our low vision optometrist is best equipped to determine which devices or specialized eyewear would be most beneficial for you.

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