Low Vision is not blindness.
90% of the legally blind have sufficient vision to gain from recent advances in vision enhancing technology.
Low vision generally refers to partial sight that interferes with a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. In these patients the vision remains inadequate despite surgical and pharmaceutical intervention, or with conventional glasses. A few common causes of low vision are macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa.
Low vision assessments are provided by Dr. Sher with special consideration for the needs of the partially sighted.
Referral for high technology computer systems and CCTV (closed circuit televisions) can be arranged to appropriate high technology centers.
Low vision assistive devices include a full range of spectacle mounted telescopes, microscopes, field expansion systems, hand and stand magnifiers, selective transmission filters and hand held monoculars. Devices are made available to the consumer under the guidance of Dr Sher, who is an ADP authorized optometrist.
Assistive Devices Program (ADP). As an ADP registered center, low vision devices can be eligible for up to 75% co-funding (and 100% in certain cases).
Assessments are by appointment. Our commitment to low vision allows us to schedule visits usually within two weeks.
A referral is not necessary. Dr. Sher will assess your vision and advise you on your eligibility for ADP. The low vision assessment is not covered by OHIP.
Let us assist you, your child, or your family members with your vision needs. We welcome and encourage open dialogue regarding issues surrounding low vision and blindness.
Please remember to bring your OHIP card, drug card if eligible for OWSP or ODSP and any glasses and vision aids you may have.
Low Vision Clinic Helps Seniors (Innisfil Journal Dec 1, 2010)