Low Vision Examinations are booked as a 75 minute assessment with the doctor. Please allocate at least 1.5 to 2 hours for your full visit to the office.
During the examination, Dr. Juricic will determine the visual outcome through an updated refraction to see if regular eyeglasses may help achieve the visual goals the patient is wanting to achieve. Following the refraction, Dr. Juricic will show various low vision devices that are specific to the following areas:
Near viewing tasks
Dr. Juricic assesses the patient’s ability to perform near viewing tasks, for example — reading mail, newspapers and medicine bottles, knit or crochet, do crossword puzzles and play cards.
Dr. Juricic has the patient try out a variety of assistive devices, such as hand held magnifiers, stand magnifiers, prismatic glasses, near viewing binoculars, and portable digital magnifiers while performing those tasks. She knows the latest technologies — and those technologies may allow patients to perform tasks that were previously considered impossible.
Take a look at some successful cases.
Distance viewing tasks
Dr. Juricic will have the patient try several distance viewing devices which may help the individual with watching TV, seeing sporting events, identifying faces, seeing public transit numbers and travelling.
Dr. Juricic has had great success in allowing patients to see the above distance viewing tasks through the use of specialized telescopes and binoculars when glasses alone have not made much difference.
Dr. Juricic will evaluate any issues of either indoor or outdoor glare. Commonly individuals who have vision loss suffer from the effects of glare from bright lights and sunlight. Specialized tinted and sunglass lenses, including Corning CPF lenses, will be evaluated.