Children with Low Vision

Highly specialized eyeglasses, magnifiers, telescopes and electronic magnification systems are some of the rehabilitative measures available to children with low vision. Our optometrists use special charts and equipment to accurately assess children’s vision and design an individualized rehabilitation program to meet each child’s unique visual goals and needs.

We may offer recommendations to a child’s teachers and guidance counselors for classroom accommodations, including CCTVs and computer adaptations and modifications. Our specialists often recommend sunwear and conduct lighting evaluations for children with light sensitivity and provide social services and referrals for Orientation and Mobility Training and Activities of Daily Living Programs as needed.

We help children affected by a range of conditions, including:

  • Achromatopsia
  • Albinism
  • Glaucoma
  • Juvenile x-linked retinoschisis
  • Leber’s congenital amaurosis
  • Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy
  • Optic atrophy
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Stargardt’s disease (juvenile macular degeneration)