Some eye conditions can cause vision challenges that are not able to be helped with eyeglasses or treatment. For these conditions, low-vision devices can help individuals use their remaining vision to gain quality of life and independence. At Southern Eye Associates, Dr. Bill Steigerwald is a low vision specialist, and takes time with his patients to determine what low-vision option is best for their needs and lifestyle.
There are a wide variety of devices including magnifying spectacles, hand magnifiers, stand magnifiers, telescopes, and video magnifiers. There are also many low vision aids to make everyday tasks and activities easier such as electronic books and audio books, large-print books, playing cards and banking checks, high contrast and large number telephones, watches, etc.