Why Simply Prescribing a Reading Device May Be a Shortsighted Solution for Low Vision Patients
The major goal in low vision care for central vision loss is to magnify images sufficiently to make them easily visible by the patient.
While the majority of our visually impaired patients seek to improve their ability to read, studies show that nearly 65% of patients also seek better distance vision.
Continue reading “Bioptics: Gold Standard for Low Vision Patients (Part 1)”
I thought that this discussion might shed some light on how bioptic telescopes are named and what the names represent.
As is well known, bioptic telescopes are available in two optical designs—Galilean and Keplerian. Each has its distinct characteristics and attributes. We prescribe them, of course, to support our patients’ range of distance-seeing needs and activities, not just for bioptic driving.
Continue reading “Understanding “Galilean” vs. “Keplerian” and “Wide Angle” vs. “Expanded Field” telescopes”
I am frequently asked which is the best telescope to prescribe for our low vision patients.
Of course, there’s no single best telescope for everyone—but there are some straightforward factors that can help you decide.
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