What is a Low Vision Examination?
A low vision examination is generally provided by an
optometrist who has the knowledge and necessary diagnostic
equipment to both evaluate and offer treatment plans to
individuals who are visually impaired or legally blind.
Prior to the actual low vision appointment the low vision
provider generally requests a vision report from the
referring doctor detailing the reason for the low vision
consultation. Next, the patient is sent a questionnaire
which ultimately provides the low vision practitioner more
information about the patient's description of their vision
loss and visual goals. The low vision provider's
responsibilities are to improve the patient's vision using
devices that magnify images at distance, near or both.