Jul 28, 2020
Low vision patients can greatly benefit from having a support person in the exam room with them, as he or she can provide emotional support and guidance during and after visits to the eye doctor.
Jun 30, 2020
People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) gradually experience vision loss that makes reading a challenging task. Fortunately, various strategies and vision aids can help those with AMD see more clearly and read more comfortably.
Mar 25, 2020
Low vision patients have a good reason to be upset. Dr. Richard Shuldiner, the founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Optometrists, explains why in an article he published in the Optometric Management Magazine.
Feb 26, 2020
Different types of low vision glasses and devices enable macular degeneration patients to cope with vision loss. Telescopic lenses enable you to recognize faces, whereas microscopic lenses or prismatic reading glasses help you read or write.
Feb 19, 2020
Many people who live with Best disease —a form of juvenile macular degeneration — can still drive and keep their driver's license. Low vision aids, such as bioptic telescope glasses provided by a low vision optometrist, are one possible solution.
Feb 02, 2020
When To Contact A Low Vision Doctor: When You Can’t See To Do What You Want To Do When you break your leg, you feel the pain of the fracture and visit a doctor to repair the broken limb. When you hurt your back, you go to a chiropractor to...
Jan 24, 2020
Where Can I Find A Low Vision Doctor? Reading your favorite books is difficult. You squint a lot while watching TV. When friends or family come to visit, you find it hard to clearly see their faces. Driving is hard because the street signs, exit ramps, and other cars seem...
Jan 17, 2020
Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors Central vision is an important element of your overall vision, allowing you to see images and objects as you look straight ahead. This function affects your ability to read books, drive a car, watch TV, or recognize faces of the people you love. For...
Jan 12, 2020
Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids' Faces?Low Vision Devices Can Help Are you frustrated that your poor vision is it getting in the way of life?Is it hard to do simple things, such as seeing your adorable grandchildren's faces You’re not alone. Many people develop vision problems later in life, which can...
Jan 05, 2020
You’ve got Low Vision and you need some ways of minimizing the effects on your daily activities. One of the best ways to do this is with lighting. Changing the lighting in your home or office can make a significant, positive impact on your functional vision. Check out Dr. Richard...
Nov 07, 2018
By Richard Shuldiner, OD, FAAO This past April I had the MIDCAB procedure: Minimally Invasive Direct Cardiac Artery Bypass Surgery. Three months before, when I awoke from my angiogram and the results indicated bypass surgery, my cardiologist calmed me down by saying these magic words: "Listen to me: they can...
Feb 08, 2018
February is Low Vision and Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. Low vision describes a set of conditions in which there is significant visual impairment which can not be corrected with traditional means such as glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. Low vision includes a loss of visual acuity which...