About Midwest Low Vision
0ur practice serves patients from across Indiana, Eastern Illinois, and Northern Kentucky. Dr. Jarrod Long is 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 a veteran low vision technician who, being in a leadership role, is accountable for our comprehensive and effective approach to low vision care. She 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 and continues to fit and train our patients with their low vision devices. Casey also assists Dr. Long with phone consultations and evaluations. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.
Holly Hart, ABOC
Holly started her career in Optometry in 2006 and has held many roles ranging from technician to leadership & management. In 2013, Holly was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, which is a retinal disease similar to macular degeneration and results in a loss of central vision. Since then, Holly has developed a great passion for helping those with low vision and she is now our head low vision technician. She has volunteered for The Foundation Fighting Blindness and assists with their annual Vision Walk. When Holly isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 children and their dog.