When an individual's eyesight can not be
corrected to better than 20 / 200 with lenses, then he / she is
diagnosed as having low vision. Macular degeneration, diabetic
retinopathy and genetic diseases are just some of the causes of
this diminished vision. Unfortunately many people are told that
nothing can be done. While there may not be a cure, Dr. Palermo
and Dr. Bengoa can design and prescribe low vision systems for
many of these individuals. Bioptic telescopes and microscopes
are mounted in a pair of glasses to allow many of them to resume
reading, cooking, hobbies, playing cards and in some cases
driving greatly improving their lifestyles.
In our Low Vision Center we train individuals to use these
systems. We also carry a large and comprehensive selection of
magnifiers, head-borne video systems and other aids to assist
the visually handicapped.