If you or a family member is suffering with problems from low vision, you should come to our vision practice El Paso EyeCare for help with your low vision in Fort Bliss; our two expert optometrists are Dr. D.T. Patel and Dr. Eley.
When someone has low vision in Fort Bliss, it means that they have a loss of vision that cannot be corrected with either prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. If someone is completely blind they are not considered to have low vision. However, when a patient does have some vision, our optometrist can work with them through low vision therapy to determine how this remaining sight can best be used by patients so they can perform the everyday tasks that they consider to be the most important or desired. Our optometrist are highly skilled in working with patients who need low vision therapy, and are very knowledgeable about the different options available. Our optometrist are extremely caring when working with all patients, especially with low vision patients and their families who we know can be going through extremely difficult circumstances. Our doctor will perform an extended eye exam to determine exactly the cause of the patient’s low vision, and what it has meant for their sight. While some patients have a loss of central vision, other patients can not have any side vision. When a patient has night blindness they cannot see well in poorly lit conditions or when outside at night. Blurred vision is also an element of low vision as is hazy vision. Our optometrist will see which type of visual devices can help our low vision patient. This can include special telescopes, loupes, magnifiers or computers. Other aids may include: custom telescopic or microscopic glasses; therapeutic filters; full-spectrum lighting; or video magnification.
Our optometrists know that each vision problem needs its own unique therapeutic approach; day want to work with our low vision patients to help them achieve the right treatment.
For an appointment to see our optometrist for help with low vision in Fort Bliss, contact us today.