About Midwest Low Vision
0ur practice serves patients from across Indiana, Eastern Illinois, and Northern Kentucky. We are committed to serving partially sighted and legally blind people, and work with caregivers and family members to ensure their loved ones receive the care they need and deserve.
Meet Dr. Jarrod Long
Dr. Long became interested in low vision when he was in optometry school. “I always liked physics, and especially optics, in school,” says Dr. Long. “So, the advanced optics associated with low vision care really fit with my idea of what optometry really was all about.” It seems that many students and recent graduates in the optometry program find that dealing with the low vision population, often the elderly, can be very frustrating and time consuming. However, Dr. Long explains that he has “always felt very comfortable caring for the elderly and others with low vision.”.
Dr. Long received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Indiana University and completed residency training in ocular disease at the Hudson Valley Veterans Hospital in New York. While in New York, he received comprehensive Low Vision Certification via training at the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Since 1997, Dr. Long and his wife, Angela Long, O.D., have practiced at Long Family Eye Care in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Long has specialized in low vision since that time and has lectured extensively on low vision topics. He has been on staff at the I.U. School of Optometry and proctored students for general and low vision examinations.
Over the past two decades, Dr. Long has opened the Vision Aid Center inside Long Family Eye Care; he has trained with renowned Low Vision Diplomat, Richard Shuldiner, O.D., F.A.A.O.; and he is now recognized as one of a select few Fellows in the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists. In 2006, Dr. Long formed Midwest Low Vision to help reach more patients, who now have several satellite locations from which to choose.
Casey Beckman, ABOC
Casey is Dr. Long’s Low Vision Technician, she started with Midwest Low Vision in November of 2008. Casey is a graduate of the Optician/Technician program at Indiana University where she was president of her class. Along with her degree from IU she is American Board of Opticianry certified. She frequently travels with Dr. Long to assist with dispensing and adjusting low vision glasses. She also properly trains our patients with their low vision devices. Casey also assists Dr. Long with his phone consultations and evaluations. When Casey is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughters.