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Low Vision Specialist

Eye Care Unlimited

Optometrists located in Bronx, NY

Most people who are classified as “blind” actually have remaining sight. Developments in low vision rehabilitation has helped improved the vision and quality of life of near blind patients. The certified low vision specialists at Eye Care Unlimited are ready to use their extensive experience to improve the quality of life for low vision patients. Call today to schedule an appointment.

Low Vision Q & A

What is considered low vision?

Anyone with noncorrectable reduced vision is visually impaired. In the United States, any person with vision that cannot be corrected to better than 20/200 in the best eye, or who has 20 degrees or less of visual field remaining, is considered legally blind. The World Health Organization uses the following classifications of visual impairment:

  • 20/70 to 20/160 – moderate visual impairment, or moderate low vision
  • 20/200 to 20/400 – sever visual impairment, or severe low vision
  • 20/500 to 20/1000 – profound visual impairment, or profound low vision
  • No light perception – total visual impairment, or total blindness

How can you treat low vision?

Dr. AJ Contento, a certified low vision specialist, has social workers available that will come to your home and assess activities of daily living in order to provide services through the commission of the blind and visually handicap. State funds are available for non-optical devices that are provided by Dr. Contento. These non-optical devices include:

  • Illuminated stand magnifiers
  • Close circuit TV
  • Hand magnifiers
  • Designs for vision telescopic devices
  • Talking devices (watches, scales, clocks)