Low Vision Examination

A low vision examination differs from a routine eye exam to evaluate a patient for glasses. Instead it evaluates how to enhance the patient’s remaining vision. Dr. Anthony Silvetti, OD, is the agency’s Low Vision Specialist. He asks the patient about their health history, what medications they are taking and what their living arrangements are like such as living independently, with a spouse or in assisted living. Dr. Silvetti will also ask them what activities they would like to do that they can’t do now such as watch television, write checks, take a walk, read the newspaper, or see faces.

People are referred to our Low Vision Clinics by local optometrists or ophthalmologists, they may already be Center for Vision Loss clients, or they are referred by the PA Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services (BBVS). The Low Vision Clinics accept self-pay patients, people eligible for Medicare and some private insurances. Call the Lehigh Valley Office at 610-433-6018 or the Monroe County Office at 570-992-7787 to get more information and inquire about hours.

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