Live independently through low vision rehabilitation. Moore Eye Institute’s Vision Rehabilitation Center is renown for developing low vision devices and individualized treatment programs that foster independent, active lifestyles.
What is Low Vision?
Low vision is a term used to describe visual impairment that cannot be corrected by ordinary treatment methods. For patients with low vision, sight cannot be restored by prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery.
Routine activities can be challenging. Recognizing family and friends, reading, watching TV, using a computer, cooking, dosing and taking medicine, and walking outdoors can be daunting for patients with this condition.
Low vision can be caused by eye diseases including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Also, it can result from brain injuries, birth defects, and some cancers. It is more common in older people, but can occur at any age.
Signs of Low Vision
- Difficulty recognizing the faces of friends and family
- Difficulty with daily activities because the lighting seems dimmer than usual
- Difficulty with tasks that require good vision up close — cooking, cleaning, reading, enjoying hobbies, shopping, etc.
- Difficulty with color and matching articles of clothing
- Difficulty with glare
Moore Eye Institute’s Vision Rehabilitation Center
Dr. Richard Brilliant and Dr. Georgia Crozier of Moore Eye Institute’s Vision Rehabilitation Center are renown for developing innovative low vision aids that maximize results and enhance quality of life for patients. They provide compassionate care and comprehensive evaluations to find the best solutions for each unique patient. These solutions include optical and non-optical devices, training, and rehabilitation.
The Bureau of Blindness and Vision Services in Pennsylvania has authorized Moore Eye Vision Rehabilitation Center to provide vision rehabilitation services and devices to its clients so that they may lead independent lives.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Brilliant has designed and developed hundreds of the finest low vision devices. He has lectured on low vision throughout the world and has published countless articles. He authored a popular optometry textbook and is the only optometrist on the Board of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Crozier was the first optometrist selected by the federal government to receive a Masters of Science in Vision Rehabilitation. She is a facilitator for low vision support groups and is Pennsylvania’s primary consultant for visually impaired students. She is the primary consultant for visually impaired homebound veterans for the Veterans Administration.
How Low Vision Specialists Can Help
Watch this video of Dr. Crozier’s talk at the National Constitution Center to learn more about how low vision specialists help patients.
Types Of Low Vision Devices
Watch this video of Dr. Brilliant’s talk at the National Constitution Center to learn about different types of low vision devices.
Finally, to learn even more about low vision rehabilitation and maximizing your remaining sight, see the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s helpful guide to low vision and watch this video.