Low Vision


Life After Vision Loss

Ever look through a pair of field glasses or binoculars? Things look bigger and closer, and easier to see. Dr. Yen is using miniaturized binoculars or telescopes to help people who have lost vision from:

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry 

  • Diabetic Retinopathy 

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 

  • Stargardt’s disease 

  • Albinism 

  • Glaucoma and other vision limiting conditions

Low Vision

Ways We Can Help

The Problem

Low Vision can be defined as “vision which is insufficient to do what you want to do”. Vision loss reduces or eliminates the ability to do normal activities of daily living like reading, watching TV, recognizing faces, and driving.

The Process

In the first part of the one hour Low Vision evaluation, Dr. Yen works with the patient to develop a “wish list” of tasks the patient wants to achieve. Next, using Low Vision eye charts, Dr. Yen will determine the amount and location of the best vision, which often is the peripheral vision

Our Services

Finding Solutions

Depending upon the “wish list”, the Low Vision glasses prescribed by Dr. Yen can magnify images, move images to the peripheral vision, reduce glare, and/or improve contrast.

In addition, Dr. Yen can offer nutritional information and nutritional supplement products that may stop or slow the progression of the condition. Below is a list of the ways Dr. Yen can help.

  1. Spectacle Miniature Telescopes 

  2. Implantable Miniature Telescopes

  3. ClearImage II MicroScope Glasses

  4. Spectacle Prismatic Glasses

  5. E-Scoop Contrast Enhancing Glasses

  6. Nutritional Counseling

  7. Illumination Counseling

  8. Driving Rehab

What to Expect from an Appointment

  • The evaluation fee is partially covered by Medicare & insurance, but there will be some out of pocket expense as well 

  • Your precise level of vision will be determined & your “wish list” will be discussed and created

  • Custom designed Low Vision glasses range in price from $450 to $3,500