Contact Lens and Low Vision
Services provided for Contact Lenses include the fitting of contact lenses for ocular conditions such as keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, irregular corneas, as well as post refractive surgery problems. These are conditions that may not be corrected to normal vision using glasses. Other conditions, such as disfigured eyes may be fit with lenses with artificial irises for cosmetic purposes. Scleral lenses are provided for visual correction of irregular eyes and also for the treatment of severe dry eyes with conditions such as Graft versus Host disease. General contact lens fitting for normal refractive conditions such as near sightedness, far sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia are provided as well.
Services provided for Low Vision include the evaluation of the Low Vision patient for maximum vision enhancement with optical correction and then any additional improvement that may be provided using visual aids. Evaluation of vision loss due to conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic eye changes, glaucoma, and other conditions are provided. Aids such as magnifiers, telescopes, closed circuit TV magnifiers, and other electronic devices may be used. Coordination for additional help may be provided for in home occupational therapy services or referrals to the Division of Blind Services.