Getting Your Life Back With Low Vision Glasses In Winnipeg, Manitoba
Low Vision doesn’t have to rob you of the things you enjoy, such as watching TV, reading, writing, driving, socializing, or simply playing with your grandchildren. If Low Vision has affected you or someone you love, Low Vision aids or devices can help!
Tele-microscope glasses are helpful for mid-range and distance viewing. With this Low Vision aid, everything in your path will appear larger and easier to view. They are suited for activities such as:
- watching TV
- sporting events
- household chores
Tele-microscope glasses feature a seamless combination of two or three lenses, separated by a small gap of air. The telescope works by increasing the visual size of an image or object being viewed. They are also referred to as binocular telescopes.
Prismatic reading glasses are essentially extra strong reading glasses. Prismatic reading glasses feature optical quality spherical lenses that simultaneously magnify and converge the image and are primarily useful as a reading aid.
Additionally, when worn for extended periods, the glasses can help reduce eye fatigue. The prismatic reading glasses help improve convergence and minimize eye strain. If you need help with reading, our Low Vision specialist will fit the right prismatic reading glasses for you.
Side-Vision Awareness Glasses (SVAG) was designed to assist people suffering from side vision loss or hemianopsia. It is an effective optical field expansion device that helps patients that are missing part of their visual field to expand their awareness of objects in their path. In other words, these lenses enhance peripheral vision.
SVAG feature a higher ABBE value. This helps to reduce distracting color aberrations experienced with other lenses. These glasses are more aesthetic and are well suited for walking, reading, and recognizing faces. Furthermore, many patients have successfully used these to drive.
Many Low Vision patients find it difficult to cope with excess light and glare, which reduces visual capacity. Absorptive Lenses are usually worn on top of prescription glasses to reduce glare, eliminate harmful UV rays, heighten visual contrast, and control the transition between light and dark environments.
By regulating the quantity of light transmitted to your eye, absorptive lenses enhance visual comfort and safety.
IrisVision is an affordable and effective tool for overcoming the challenges of Macular Degeneration. This wearable device features advanced virtual reality technology and provides up to 70-degree field of view.
IrisVision, which allows patients to see the world more clearly and fully, comes with multiple view modes. Patients can use “TV Mode” to watch television and “Reading Mode” for reading text. For general viewing, the patient can simply switch to “Scene Mode”.
OrCam is a groundbreaking device that changes how people with Low Vision can view the world. It is a tiny device that can be clipped to your eyeglasses, and features a camera, speaker and a cable connected to a larger device. Thanks to the Artificial Intelligence (AI) software, the device can read or announce information the camera interprets, and thus helps the wearer read text, identify products, recognize faces, and so much more.
What Is Low Vision?
Low Vision refers to visual impairments which cannot be corrected using traditional eye correction techniques such as standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery. It can result from eye injury, eye conditions such as macular degeneration, or other factors, such as advanced age. Having Low Vision means it is difficult—if not impossible— for patients to perform everyday ordinary activities such as driving or even reading. All too often, patients are told that nothing can be done, resulting in hopelessness.
CLEAR IMAGE PRISMATIC READER
E-SCOOP MEN'S FRAME, ORANGE LENS
FULL DIAMETER TELESCOPE GLASSES
E-SCOOP WOMEN'S FRAME, YELLOW LENS
ONE PIECE PRISMATIC MICROSCOPE
LOWER POWER TELESCOPE GLASSES
SIDE VISION AWARENESS GLASSES
Low Vision glasses can help restore your independence. At The Low Vision Center at Family Optical, we custom fit state-of-the-art devices that improve visual functionality for patients suffering from Low Vision. Whether you are unable to read, recognize faces, drive, or simply go about your daily life, a Low Vision Aid can drastically improve your quality of life for the better.
Low Vision aids and devices help you visually circumvent the day-to-day challenges resulting from eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa. The success of these devices is well-documented, which you or your loved one will be able to see for themselves.
By using these innovative vision aids, such as magnifiers, glasses, and other technologies, Dr. Colleen Mulhall of The Low Vision Center at Family Optical can help patients, both young and old overcome the limitations of Low Vision.
Low Vision glasses and devices work by utilizing and maximizing whatever vision remains. By significantly enhancing and directing the vision you still have, Low Vision glasses, aids or devices allow the wearer to regain the specific vision functions that have been lost. Low Vision glasses and devices come in a wide range of designs and powers.
They range from simple handheld magnifying lenses to advanced electronic device to state-of-the-art telescope glasses and more. Dr. Colleen Mulhall will ensure that the recommendations are personalized to meet your specific condition as well as lifestyle needs and diverse visual requirements. Our low vision doctor helps patients from Winnipeg, Grande Pointe, Lorette, Oak Bluff , and the state of Manitoba find the ideal low vision devices for their needs.
Most Low Vision devices are categorized as either optical, electronic, or non-optical. Each device type is geared towards different visual tasks.
At The Low Vision Center at Family Optical, Dr. Colleen Mulhall will assess the severity and specific limitations arising from your Low Vision condition, after which you will be scheduled for a 60 - 90 minute Low Vision Evaluation. This helps determine the severity of your vision loss, the affected parts of your visual field and whether it’s central or peripheral. Dr. Colleen Mulhall will then recommend a suitable Low Vision aid or device.