Where Can I Find a Low Vision Doctor?
If you’ve experienced loss of vision, whether mild or severe, it’s probably interfering with your life every day. At Chism Low Vision Institute, we can help.
How Does Low Vision Get in the Way of Your Life?
Reading your favorite books becomes a struggle.
You squint while watching TV.
When friends or family come to visit, you find it hard to clearly see their faces.
Driving is hard because the street signs, exit ramps, and other cars seem blurry.
Does any of this sound familiar?
If you’ve experienced any of these situations, then you know how difficult it has become to do the daily tasks you used to enjoy. Whether your vision loss is a result of injury, genetic condition, or eye disease, getting the right kind of eye care is essential.
Dr. Larry M. Chism can help. At the Chism Low Vision Institute, we treat low vision patients from all over the Abilene, Austin, Fort Worth, and Georgetown areas.
How Do I Find a Low Vision Doctor?
The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) has a network of low vision eye doctors who are located all over the US and Canada. There is an optometrist specifically focused on low vision who treats patients in your area — so you won’t have to go very far to receive top-quality care.
Low Vision eye doctors undergo special training and have access to the latest research and technologies for low vision care. IALVS eye doctors are ready to help you live your best life, even with vision loss. Check out the complete doctor directory online.
I Have an Eye Doctor. Why Do I Need a Low Vision Doctor?
Low vision care is about more than just glasses or contact lenses for better eyesight. It’s about a thorough understanding of your lifestyle and what’s important to you, and optimizing your remaining vision so you can get back to doing what you love.
While your regular eye doctor can give you general vision care and prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, a low vision doctor looks at the whole picture. Their goal is to slow down the progression of vision loss and provide you with the right devices and vision aids to enhance your remaining vision.
How Quickly Will My Visual Activity Improve?
Managing low vision is about giving you the right tools to maximize your vision for the everyday kinds of activities you enjoy. How quickly your visual activity will improve depends on how much vision loss you've experienced.
It’s so important to see Dr. Larry M. Chism as soon as possible. If you find that cooking isn’t as easy as it used to be, watching a movie gives you headaches or reading a newspaper causes your eyes to feel tired, it’s time to talk to a low vision eye doctor. The sooner you seek treatment, the quicker we can give you the support you need.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any signs of vision loss — whether mild or severe— immediately schedule an appointment with one of our low vision doctors.
Even if you’ve been told by another doctor that there’s nothing else to do, don’t give up hope. Talk to an IALVS low vision doctor – we can help you remain independent and live your best possible life.