Hands-Free Magnification: Telescopic, Microscopic, And Prismatic Low Vision Glasses

Hands-Free Magnification: Telescopic, Microscopic, And Prismatic Low Vision Glasses in Olympia

Low vision patients may benefit from hands-free vision devices for improving their quality of life. Such options include the use of microscopic, prismatic, and telescopic glasses.

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Microscopic Glasses

Provide Crisp, Clear, Vision Without The Blurriness Associated With Other Types Of Strong Lenses. They Are Often Used For Close-Up Work Such As Reading, Writing, And Sewing.

Prismatic Glasses

These Can Best Be Described As Powerful Reading Glasses. Prisms Help Prevent Eye Strain Through The Use Of Spherical Lenses Which Aid In Converging And Magnifying Images.

Telescopic Lenses

Telescopic Options Include Bioptic Glasses For Enhancing Long-Distance Vision And Enlarging The Field Of Vision. Many People With Low Vision Have Difficulty Recognizing Faces. These Glasses May Be Helpful.

Several U.S. States Permit The Use Of Bioptic Glasses For Low Vision Drivers. These Glasses Feature Telescopes Affixed To Standard Glasses. They May Either Be Binocular Or Monocular And May Be Focusable Or Have A Fixed Focus.

Common Questions

That depends on your eye health, remaining vision, and needs. A low vision optometrist is best equipped to help you understand what options can provide each patient with the best results.
An ophthalmologist works alongside your low vision optometrist.The ophthalmologist treats the condition and makes sure that your vision does not worsen, while the low vision optometrist takes steps to help maximize your remaining vision, while monitoring it. The low vision optometrists expertise in guiding a patient to maximize their remaining vision, leaves the ophthalmologist free to focus on treating the underlying medical condition.
Hands-Free Magnification: Telescopic, Microscopic, And Prismatic Low Vision Glasses
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Do I Need Low Vision Glasses?

Since every person has different needs and visual ability, If you are diagnosed with low vision and would like to know more about specialty glasses and other vision aids for your condition, schedule an appointment with our low vision optometrist to find out more. Our low vision optometrist is best equipped to determine which devices or specialized eyewear would be most beneficial for you.

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Testimonials


  • Such a nice optician. My grandson is only 4 and needs glasses. We were so sad, but he explained the issues, and we will follow up as he suggested.


    Anna P.

  • I had such a good experience with the clinic. Very friendly staff and doctor, did not have to wait for long to be called, and was treated respectfully. Thanks, American Family.


    June S.

  • Dr. Zurcher has gone above and beyond what any other eye doctor has ever done to figure out what is going on with my eyes. Very happy with American Family Vision.


    Christine R.

  • Family Vision Clinic changed our lives! My daughter was frequently car sick, and she was getting headaches every day, often painful enough that they brought her to tears. We saw a string of doctors and therapists, but we made no progress. Finally, we found Dr. Levi Zurcher and his eye therapist Rain. After ten weeks of eye therapy my daughter no longer gets headaches, and she no longer gets car sick. Daily tears are a thing of the past. I really can’t say enough about this clinic. It was fascinating to watch Dr. Zurcher work. For the first time, someone who knew what they were doing was intently studying my daughter, really trying to figure out all of her eye issues, and his therapist Rain is one of the most patient and lovely people that I’ve ever had the good fortune to meet. We’re finished with eye therapy—yay!—and I have switched to American Family Vision Clinic for all of my family’s other eye health needs.


    Lars Wulff

  • Very professional, yet kind and helpful. They do what they can to make the appointment comfortable. I was running a bit late, I made sure ti call. They were able to switch me with a patient who was already there, they treated me with respect, and helped my son have confidence by getting him the eye care he needed that day. Thank you so much! Would recommend to anyone. It's a blessing that they care enough to work with people who have all different types of insurance from work to state coverage.


    Justin E.

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