Low vision occurs when a person has difficulty seeing and the vision cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medical treatment. Effects of low vision can be blur, loss of contrast, blind spots, light sensitivity, night blindness, or loss of peripheral vision. In May of 2016, the clinic was renamed Judith A. Read Low Vision Services in memory of Judy Read, a longtime friend and former chairperson of the UDS Board of Directors. Mrs. Read's dedication to the low vision clinic over the years has enhanced the lives of many individuals living with visual impairments in Northeast Ohio.
Low Vision Services assessment
Low Vision Services can help an individual to more effectively use his/her remaining vision through:
Children who are visually impaired need specialized services, adaptive equipment and accommodations in order to develop and achieve their fullest potential. Toddlers and children may benefit from and be eligible for the following services:
Some individuals who have a visual impairment may be able to continue driving through the Northern Ohio Bioptic Driving Program. Low Vision Services has collaborated with Edwin Shaw Rehab to develop a program to evaluate individuals, assess and fit bioptic telescope glasses, and train individuals to drive using telescopic glasses.
Not everyone with a visual impairment is a candidate for the program. Individuals must meet specific vision requirements and also pass a challenging and comprehensive test administered by an Ohio driver’s license examiner.
For more information and program fees, call Low Vision Services at 330-762-9755 or contact us online now.
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