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Telescopic Eyeglasses Bring Distance Vision into Focus

by Damion Wasylow 11 June 2018 09:00 AM

doctor gregory snodgrass wearing telescopic eyeglasses
Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal disorders can result in significant visual impairment that cannot be fully corrected with traditional eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. This type of low vision affects the ability to see close and at distance. And while many people are familiar with treatment options for improving near vision, few know about an exciting new option for conveniently improving distance vision.

In the image above, Dr. Gregory Snodgrass of North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care models a pair of telescopic eyeglasses for patients with low vision. Specialty glasses like these make objects appear larger, much like binoculars, while also making the image brighter and sharper. This can improve patients’ ability to see faces, watch TV, enjoy outdoor events and even drive.

Telescopic eyeglasses offer numerous benefits over previous solutions. For example, unlike a classic monocular telescope, telescopic eyeglasses leave your hands free. You can fully enjoy a range of activities without having those activities cut short by arm fatigue from holding a monocular up to your eye.

The magnification level of your telescopic eyeglasses can also be customized based on your vision and lifestyle. Your eye doctor will talk with you to determine which activities you value most. Maybe you love going to football games, attending theater performances or taking nature hikes. Telescopic lenses can make all those activities so much more enjoyable.

Loss of distance vision can be isolating. By allowing patients to enjoy their favorite activities again, telescopic eyeglasses can also promote improved mental and emotional health.

If you know someone frustrated by low vision, North Florida Cataract Specialists and Vision Care may be able help. Dr. Christa Morris received special training in low vision at Nova Southeastern University, and conducts low vision clinics twice each month. Contact us today at 352-373-4300 to schedule your consultation.



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