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FAQ


Q: Can Any Doctor Help Me If I Have Low Vision?

A: Not all doctors are Low Vision Specialists. In fact there are many excellent doctors who have a great deal of knowledge, but who do not understand the practical problems of the Low Vision patient. Going to a low vision specialist will allow the patient to maximize the use of their retained vision.


Q: What are Low Vision Aids?

A: Low Vision aids are devices which help people use their sight to better advantage. These aids may be optical lenses, such as magnifiers or telescopes, closed-circuit television or non-optical devices such as visors, filters, reading slits, stand lamps or desk lamps and large print material.


Q: How Do Low Vision Aids Work?

A: Low Vision aids can make things appear larger, brighter, clearer or improve the contrast. Some aids have a combination of two or more of the above improvements, and all low vision aids make it easier to see.


Q: Will Using Low Vision Aids Cure My Vision?

A: NO! Low vision aids do not cure or restore your vision to normal sight. You will see better with your aids while you are using them. The use of these aids will not affect the health of your eyes.


Q: What Should I Do to Use Your Services?

A: When your vision problems have been diagnosed by your physician, call the Lions Low Vision Center of Eastern Connecticut. Clients are seen by appointment only.


Q: What is the best way to contact the Lions Low Vision Center?

A:Our toll-free number is (866) 255-8655.