Low Vision

According to Therapeutic Advances in Technology, “Low vision has been defined by best-corrected visual acuity worse than 20/40 in the better eye, substantial visual field loss, or substantial loss of contrast sensitivity that cannot be corrected by refraction, medical treatment, or surgery. In the United States, low vision is most commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Most patients with low vision are elderly, although patients of all ages – including pediatric patients – may be affected. Low vision may decrease a patient’s quality of life substantially, leading to emotional distress and possibly depression. Low vision specialists aim to maximize the remaining vision of a patient by providing optical aids, orientation and mobility training, psychosocial support, and other methods of rehabilitation. Innovations in technology and devices offer additional options in low vision rehabilitation.”

The Eye Group offers low vision services through Dr. John Pino, O.D., Ph.D. Dr. Pino, one of the leading low vision optometrists in the country, has over a ninety percent success rate in helping his patients regain everyday visual tasks, like driving, reading and watching TV. Though he sees patients mostly in his Lebanon, TN office, he also sees patients at the Farragut location of The Eye Group on a monthly basis. To make an appointment with Dr. Pino, please call his office at 855-405-8800.

Shah P, Schwartz SG, Gartner S, Scott IU, Flynn HW Jr. Low vision services: a practical guide for the clinician. Ther Adv Ophthalmol. 2018;10:2515841418776264. Published 2018 Jun 11.