Low Vision Center
Improving quality of life through specialized low vision examination, vision aids, training, and solutions for independence.
What is low vision?
Low vision is a loss of vision that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Low vision can greatly interfere with the ability to perform everyday activities such as reading, taking medication, cooking and recognizing faces. According to the National Eye Institute, low vision currently affects 3.3 million Americans.
What causes low vision?
There are many causes of vision loss. Eye diseases like Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, or perhaps an injury or stroke. Whether or not your condition is treatable, there are steps you can take to continue living an active and independent lifestyle, no matter what your age.
Where can people with low vision go for help?
Help, through low vision rehabilitation is available from the specialist at Nicholas Eye Clinic's Low Vision Center, in Enid. The process starts with an evaluation performed by an eye doctor who specializes in low vision rehabilitation the goal is to enhance remaining vision with special low vision eyeglasses, and other vision aids. The doctor will also prescribe other optical and non-optical devices as well as occupational therapy to help patients learn how to adapt and effectively use remaining vision to perform daily activities despite visual impairment so that they can enjoy life and remain independent.
Will a low vision doctor replace my current eye doctor?
No. A doctor who specializes in low vision rehabilitation does not take the place of your current optometrist or opthamologist. They will work in conjunction with your eye doctor to maximize your remaining vision.
To make an appointment or get more information about our Medicare covered low vision rehabilitation services, please call us at:
1204-A West Willow, Enid, OK 73703