Age, weather, level of vision, and other things to be mindful of…


It’s -9 degrees Fahrenheit (never mind the wind chill) and my sweet 107 year old patient had no problem beating me to the office this morning for low vision care

Often times I speak with with family and caregivers of my potential patients and they say things like “but mom is 83 years old,” or “dad won’t want to make a trip that far to see you,” or “her vision is really, really too poor,” or “he can’t spend that money,” or “[fill in the box].”

One of my roles as a low vision specialist is to be able to see through all of that, without bias or discrimination, and get down to what really matters…helping my patients, or potential patients, understand that there is hope and possibility. No matter the circumstances, there may be a way that they can see to do what they want to be able to do!

My patients travel from around the world, they are all ages, and have levels of vision from 20/20 to well-beyond the “big E” on the eye chart. Simple magnifiers and special, custom tints can make big differences, as can more complex solutions like telescopic glasses with focusing caps and video/electronic devices.

Simply make the call to our office, I will talk with you directly to get specific, helpful information from you and to see if it makes sense to schedule (almost always does!) and to go over important details such as costs, location, and what to bring to the appointment. Thank you, Dr. Long.