Are you struggling with poor vision caused by Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Stargardt’s Disease, Low Vision and other vision limiting conditions? Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia offers low vision services and products designed to assist patients who are struggling with their vision, even when others have said nothing can be done. Our low vision services include an evaluation to determine the best options to provide you with functional vision and a better quality of life.
For over 40 years, Dr. Thomas Azman has been serving patients in the Maryland and Virginia area with house calls. When your vision problems keep you from leaving the house to get the help you need, or you don’t have access to transportation for a sick or elderly loved one, he will come to your home to evaluate the vision problems and determine potential treatments or assistance that can help.
Free Low Vision Screening
The low vision screening is the first step of the Magnification Fitting appointment to determine if low vision will help you. If Dr. Azman is not able to improve your vision within the first 15-20 minutes, he will end the appointment, and there will be no charge. We offer this service so time and money are not wasted if we cannot help.
Low Vision Evaluation
The Magnification Fitting Appointment is a 1-2-hour appointment to determine the best options to provide you with improved functional vision and a better quality of life.
• Establish the base line amount of vision you have.
• Calculate the amount of vision needed to accomplish your desired tasks.
• Determine and design the best magnification device(s) that allows you to perform your desired tasks (driving, reading, seeing faces clearly, watching TV, etc.)
Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia provides hope to those suffering from conditions that cause low vision. When others say nothing can be done, we offer low vision rehabilitation that can prove them wrong.
After an evaluation, we will create a custom treatment plan for each patient, often using low vision products. These custom low vision aids are designed to compensate for the problems traditional glasses and contacts cannot address, providing improved vision to patients who are struggling and often deemed legally blind.
Patients with Macular degeneration can benefit form E-Scoop glasses, which improve vision by shifting the image an individual is looking at to a different location of the macula. E-Scoop lenses are an option when traditional glasses do not work, but the patient does not want to use a head borne telescope. The system has five optical characteristics to help refract and shift the light and improve vision.
Prismatic eyeglasses are low vision eyeglasses that use a prism to encourage the two eyes to work together properly. This works well when the patient does not require high magnification.
Imagine placing binoculars into eyeglasses, and you have a good picture of what telescopic eyeglasses can do. These specialty optics help improve low vision by combining custom designed optics with your eyeglass prescription. The location of the telescopic lens is chosen based on the type of vision problem the you have.
Microscopic eyeglasses are low vision glasses that combine your eyeglass prescription with custom magnification. The glasses contain two lenses piggybacked together to reduce the blur caused by high powered lenses. Microscopic eyeglasses are sometimes designed in a monocular format, because the patient can only use them when looking at something with a close working distance.
Low Vision Vitamins
Doctor prescribed pharmaceutical grade vitamins provide excellent support for vision and retinal help. Using antioxidants, enzymes, amino acid and fish oil, our low vision vitamins deliver the exact micronutrients your macula needs to avoid further degeneration.
Neuro-optometric rehabilitation refers to treating related neurological conditions, such as traumatic brain injury, that are causing vision problems. Reading difficulties, double vision, visual inattention and side loss vision can all be connected to neurological conditions, and neuro-optometric rehabilitation can help. This treatment uses lenses, selective occlusion, vision therapy, prisms and a variety of other treatments to try to restore proper vision.
If you are struggling with low vision, contact Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia to determine which of these custom low vision devices are right for your needs. With our help and the right low vision aids, we can improve your vision greatly.