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What is a Low Vision Clinic?

Low Vision Clinics are for school-aged children who have usable residual vision and who have the physical and cognitive skills required to learn to use an optical aid. Students visit four stations: optical exam, near vision, sun filters and distance vision, and assistive technology.

Low Vision Clinic Evaluations consist of:

  • An examination conducted by an OPTOMETRIST who has worked extensively with low vision patients. Our clinic doctors plan on spending as much time as necessary with each student in order to get the most accurate exam results, and to answer all of your questions.
  • An evaluation from a CERTIFIED LOW VISION THERAPIST (CLVT) and Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, who is knowledgeable about the needs of a child with low vision at school and in the home. The CLVT can assist with many areas, including lighting, positioning, visual efficiency, and magnification.
  • An evaluation from a TEACHER OF THE BLIND and VISUALLY IMPAIRED (TVI) who is knowledgeable about distance vision devices, and sun filters for both indoors and outdoors.
  • An Assistive Technology Specialist and Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, who specializes in adaptive equipment for students who have visual impairments. This includes computers and programs, video magnification, notebooks, phones, and braille devices.