Low Vision

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Low Vision

low vision

“Low vision” is impaired vision that cannot be fully restored by surgery, medical treatments or conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Low vision is not blindness. You are not alone; over 15 million Americans have some form of visual impairment. We are here to help. You can do something about low vision.

Our goal is to help you make the most of the eyesight you have so you can do more of the things you need and want to do — whether it’s reading a book, writing a letter, shopping, watching television or doing crafts.

Living with low vision

When an individual’s eyesight cannot be corrected to better than 20/20 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, we 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. Low vision systems

  • Magnifiers
  • Telescopic systems
  • Microscopic systems
  • Closed-circuit televisions

Daily living aids

  • Large-print books
  • Custom lighting
  • Daily living assistance aids
  • Needle threaders
  • Large-print playing cards

Our low vision patients come to us from of Boston, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, North Shore Boston, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. We provide the following products and services:

  • Designer glasses
  • Vintage eyewear
  • Eyeglass frames for men
  • Eyeglass frames for women
  • Prescription eye glasses
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • Men’s sunglasses
  • Women sunglasses
  • Maui Jim sunglasses
  • Ray Ban sunglasses
  • Progressive lenses
  • Eye contact lenses
  • Soft contact lenses
  • EyeMed Vision Care and VSP vision plans
  • VSP doctors

We’ll be glad to help you with your low vision problems. Call us at (978) 745-2774 or fill out our online Request an Appointment form to schedule a consultation with our resident optician Richard Rizkalla, RDO, NCLC.


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Contact Lenses

Thanks to our reputation, we are often one of the first optical centers to receive the latest eye contact lenses on the market! We also offer the best in contact lens technology to provide you with optimal vision, comfort and health.

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