People with vision loss have often been told by their eye doctors that nothing more can be done to help them see better, but this is usually not the case when you remember low vision rehabilitation can be used to enhance and maximize their vision.
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) August 11, 2015
Dr. Randolph Kinkade, Connecticut’s only full-time low vision optometrist, and the website http://www.LowVisionEyeglasses.com annually showcase how patients can adapt and cope with macular degeneration and other vision limiting conditions. “Low Vision” is defined as impaired vision that cannot be improved with standard eyeglasses, medication or surgery.
The Low Vision Galleries were started in 2005 as an educational tool highlighting the newest treatments for low vision and patient success stories. The Galleries have been produced yearly as a continuing public awareness message for both patients and doctors that there is hope after vision loss. All ten Galleries can be viewed on http://www.LowVisionEyeglasses.com.
Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and other sight-robbing diseases are the causes of low vision. They can dramatically affect a person’s ability to read and write, drive a car, see family members' and friends' faces clearly or even enjoy watching television.
“People with vision loss have often been told by their eye doctors that nothing more can be done to help them see better, but this is usually not the case when you remember low vision rehabilitation can be used to enhance and maximize their vision,” states Dr. Kinkade.
The 2015 gallery contains 19 photographs of patients ranging from 14 to 99 years of age.
Highly specialized eyeglasses can contain telescopic and other high magnification lenses. E-Scoops glasses containing high-contrast prismatic lenses are also available. Electronic magnifiers, text-to-speech software and adaptive therapy are additional tools to enhance vision.
"I tell my patients I can make your vision better. How much better depends on your level of your vision, what you want to see and do, and your ability to adapt to new ways of seeing," states Dr. Kinkade.
The galleries’ purposeful mission continues to be trying to let those in need know there are hopeful solutions available for gaining more useful vision. Dr. Kinkade has also authored the book Guide to Macular Degeneration Eyeglasses: Low Vision Treatment.
Dr. Kinkade is a founding member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists and has been practicing for over 30 years. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree and continually strives to improve patient access to low vision care.
Dr. Kinkade has office locations throughout Connecticut and he can be reached at (800) 756-0766 for a free telephone consultation to see if you or someone you know can benefit from his services. Additional information is always available at http://www.LowVisionEyeglasses.com.