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Dr. Richard J. Shuldiner, Low Vision Optometrist in Riverside, California

with branch offices in Mission Viejo and Temecula.

When your medical eye doctor says “nothing more can be done,” call Dr. Richard J. Shuldiner. Dr. Shuldiner, President and Founder of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, has helped thousands of low vision patients lead independent, fulfilling lives after other doctors told them it wouldn’t be possible.

Thanks to Dr. Shuldiner’s 40+ years of experience, knowledge, and dedication working with low vision patients and designing low vision glasses, many are able to do what they enjoy: drive, read, work, watch TV, travel, cook or simply recognize people’s faces.

Call for a free personal telephone consultation and find out if you are a candidate for low vision glasses.

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Dr. Richard Shuldiner

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What is a Low Vision Optometrist?

Our goal is for you to reclaim the ability to carry out tasks that are important to you. Such an activity could be driving a car, reading the paper, recognizing faces, watching TV, playing cards or board games, cooking, and anything that matters in your life.

As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) — a network of low vision optometrists — Dr. Richard Shuldiner intensively studied low vision care. We are committed to maximizing our patient’s vision and help them live their best lives.

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Causes That Lead to Low Vision

Low vision is an eye condition that cannot be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Its causes are usually due to injury, disease, or genetics and include:

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration (i.e., Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, etc.)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – a complication of diabetes affecting eyesight
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa – leads to contraction of the visual field
  • Glaucoma – damage to the optical nerve due to inner eye pressure
  • Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
  • Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
  • Albinism – the lack of pigments in the back of the eye
  • Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
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Genuine care and hands-on advice are our primary ingredients ensuring complete low vision services. Talk to us about your concerns, and we will help optimize your surroundings to accommodate your visual needs better. As an example, improved lighting makes a significant difference for many eye conditions.

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The advantage of glasses is that they allow you to be mobile and use your hands freely.

Many patients have kept their driver's license and independence thanks to bioptic telescope glasses, E-Scoop glasses, or side-vision awareness glasses. Theater lovers can benefit from full-diameter telescope glasses to enjoy performances. Prismatic glasses are primarily used for reading.

These are only a few of the many low vision glasses available for low vision patients.


Magnification is key for optimizing vision. Closed-circuit television (CCTV), video magnifiers are available as hand-held devices or as a stand-mounted version.

You can install special software to enhance contrast and colors on your computer screen. Other software can increase the font size to whatever is comfortable for you.

Advanced equipment utilizes virtual reality, image processing algorithms, or audio feedback to assist with almost any task you want to accomplish.

The Low Vision Optometrist Is Here for You

You are not alone. The moment you contact your low vision doctor at Low Vision Optometry of Southern California, you have a partner who will provide actionable advice for day-to-day life and provide you with custom-designed low vision devices.

Dr. Richard Shuldiner can also provide information regarding driving laws, recommended nutrition, and many other areas of life. Contact Low Vision Optometry of Southern California for a personal 10-minute consultation with Dr. Richard Shuldiner today.

Low Vision Optometry of Southern California

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