Low Vision Management
Our goal at ROTHBLOOM EYE CARE is to educate the patient about their eye condition and help them live more productive lives with the help of low vision aids such as reading eye wear, tradition magnifiers, high powered lenses, telescopes, bioptics, and other devices.
What is Low Vision?
Low vision is a reduction in vision that can not be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery and is usually caused by a disease process or injury to the eye.
Most people with low vision are over the age of 65, but low vision can occur at any age. While the vision is reduced, many people with low vision have useful remaining vision and are not completely blind; however, their vision may not be adequate enough to read, watch television, or perform their daily activities.
Our goal at Rothbloom Eye Care is to help maximize the remaining vision with the use of magnifiers, high powered lenses, bioptics, and other devices so that individuals with low vision can continue to enjoy their hobbies.
Low Vision Examination
The doctors and staff at Rothbloom Eye Care will obtain an extensive medical health and functional history to determine what areas of vision the patient is having difficulty with such as reading, computer-use, school and work related tasks, peripheral vision, and other visual demanding tasks.
The doctors will perform a low vision refraction to determine the best prescription for the patient and will prescribe glasses or contact lenses if the doctors feel that the patient will benefit from it.
Based on the findings and the patients' goals, Dr. Rothbloom and Dr. Le will determine the best low vision devices for the patient to help them to achieve their goals. This can be for reading, computer use, watching television, driving, widening the field of vision, school work, knitting, as well as filters and different colored lenses to help with glare and light sensitivity issues.
Our doctors will perform a comprehensive ocular health assessment to determine if further treatment or referrals are necessary to treat the eye condition and to answer any questions or concerns about the condition that the patient may have.
Bioptic Telescope For Driving
Patients with reduced vision from 20/70 to 20/200 in the better of the two eyes are able to obtain a driver's license in the state of Georgia for driving a passenger vehicle with the use of a bioptic telescope. Many people who thought they were unable to drive due to reduced vision may actually be candidates for a bioptic telescope. Bioptic telescope evaluations are part of the low vision evaluation.
A Few of The Eye Conditions We Treat:
Diabetic Vision Loss
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
RLF (Retinopathy of Prematurity)