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Dr ShuldinerLow Vision Optometry of Southern California offers empathetic care and a comprehensive range of low vision services to its patients.

With a deep dedication towards helping all people with low vision maximize their remaining eyesight, Dr. Shuldiner provides all of South Orange County – including Irvine, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and the surrounding neighborhoods – with advanced low vision devices and all-around compassionate care.

Why does our South Orange County optometrist limit his practice to low vision? Because he understands the devastation patients experience. The loss of normalcy and independence to perform simple everyday tasks can be frustrating. Reading, cooking, playing cards, watching TV, driving, and even walking can all become a challenge. Dr. Shuldiner strives to help every low vision patient see as clearly as possible – in order to regain control and enjoy an improved quality of life.

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Low vision is caused by various ocular conditions which reduce the acuity of your vision.

These Conditions Are:
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Albinism
  • Glaucoma
  • Achromatopsia
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Stargardt’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Other vision limiting diseases



At South Orange County optometry, our low vision services include a broad spectrum of solutions for our patients. When it comes to low vision, we understand the importance of attending to the personal needs of every patient. As such we take time to first understand the low vision condition of every patient before making any decisions. In this case, a comprehensive eye exam is performed.

A solution is reached using the results attained from the eye exam and the specific needs of the patient. Some of the solutions we offer for low vision include:

Low Vision Evaluation

It is the first step we take to establish which is the best low vision device for a patient. Our Southern Orange County optometrists will conduct a full evaluation of your eyesight using a broad variety of low vision aids. From this low vision screening, we are able to match a patient’s condition and lifestyle to the best available tool. We value the time and money our patients put into our low vision services, therefore, we can assure you that we will provide you with the best eye care possible.

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Are you a patient whose doctors stated that you have permanent vision loss and no hope for correction? Well, there is hope. In South Orange County, our optometrists are determined to bring independent life back to our patients after they have had vision loss. While we may not be able to completely correct your vision loss, we will work hard towards improving it.


Prismatic Eyeglasses

Are built-in prisms that enable both eyes to team up and work together. They can be designed with single or double lens depending on the condition of the patient.

Telescopic Eyeglasses

It’s an all-in-one design where miniature binoculars are inserted into eyeglasses. It’s a combination of precise vision prescription and good optics to provide visual clarity. They can be in the form of binocular or monocular placed in different positions to enhance effectiveness.

Microscopic eyeglasses

Are double lens glasses with appropriate magnification designed for monocular vision (of one eye) as they depend on close working distance.


Side Vision Awareness Glasses

Designed for patients with vision loss at the side portions of the visual field.


For persons who intend to drive, it’s great news to learn that South Orange County allows for low vision driving. This is on the condition that the patients undergo a thorough, comprehensive exam that will determine if their vision is fit for driving as per the requirements of the state. The state allows the use of bioptic telescopes to drive with the provision of a daytime restricted license.

Lucky for you, our South Orange County optometrist offers low vision services for patients who want to drive with low vision. We will take you through the whole process inclusive of how to drive with low vision. We provide the best quality solutions to our patients in all of South Orange County and neighboring areas.

For low vision services at South Orange County we have the backing of positive testimonials from our patients.

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South Orange County

Our area is packed with gorgeous scenery and thrilling action, there’s always something amazing to view or do in South Orange County! The greater county is one of the country’s favorite tourist destination, with Disneyland attracting over 18 million visitors yearly. However, when you’re looking for a more peaceful, nature-loving activity, we have several sites in South Orange county to recommend.

  • Head to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, in Huntington Beach, to look for feathered friends. You can navigate through a variety of habitats, such as a salt marsh, open water, coastal dunes, mudflats, and seabird nesting islands, while in search of the 200+ species of birds located here.
  • Crystal Cove State Park is a lovely seashore in Laguna Beach, South Orange County. As one of the largest natural seashores in the area, it has over three miles of beach to roam and 15 miles of trails to explore. There is also a listed Historic District, with picturesque cottages in an old seaside colony.  
  • Want to learn more about the marine and land creatures that are native to South Orange County? Head to Doheny State Beach, a California State Park in Dana Point, where there is a fabulous interactive learning center, an aquarium, and places to hike or wade in the water.
  • Looking to reach great heights in South Orange County? Take a ride on the Balboa Fun Zone Ferris Wheel, which has been spinning in Newport Harbor since 1936. You can also take a ferry to nearby islands and visit a historic pier.  
  • Orange County Great Park, in Irvine, invites you to enjoy 1,300 acres fun! Wander through the Farmer’s Market, stroll along the viewing pier, check out the aviation exhibition, and view the arts complex. For a bird’s eye perspective of South Orange County, take a ride in a giant orange balloon.
  • Need to refuel with food? South Orange County serves a mouthwatering selection of food for any taste. Start your day with breakfast at Ellie’s Table, in San Juan Capistrano, where flaky pastries and an aromatic mug from the coffee bar will do the trick. For a midday pick-me-up, we love the seaweed salad and spicy sauces at Kamea Poke, in Dana Point. Or you can always fill up on fresh tacos at Avila’s El Ranchito, a popular eatery in Laguna Beach. For dinner with a fantastic kick of heat, try the authentic dishes at La Colombiana, in San Clemente.

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