Low vision is a visual impairment that interferes with the ability to perform everyday activities and is not correctable by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. Vision rehabilitation services enable many low vision suffers to remain independent and improves their quality of life.
ESA’s Bettendorf office carries vision enhancement devices to help people with low to moderate vision loss (20/200 or better) perform many of their daily activities. Slip over contrast glasses can help while driving. Hand held magnifiers, portable electronic magnifiers, and clip-on magnifiers for glasses help with reading things like menus, price tags, and event programs. A good magnifier may allow continuous reading of text and more intense detail for those who have moderate vision loss.
For home, a closed circuit TV is great for reading the newspaper, magazines, recipes and books. LED lighting provides long-lasting, bright white light for improved contrast while doing any kind of close up work. If you are interested in seeing these devices, call the Bettendorf office to schedule an appointment at (563) 323-2020.