Bioptics: Gold Standard for Low Vision Patients (Part 1)

man wearing bioptics and enjoying time with granddaughter

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.

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Understanding “Galilean” vs. “Keplerian” and “Wide Angle” vs. “Expanded Field” telescopes

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.

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