Low vision is defined as a visual impairment not corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery that interferes with the ability to perform everyday activities. If your Central New York eye care professional has told you that you have low vision, the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired can help.
At CABVI (the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired), we know that remaining vision is usable vision, and our Low Vision Services are designed to help people make the most of the vision they have. CABVI consumers often show an improvement in the quality of their lives by using assistive devices. CABVI uses low vision specialists in Central New York – optometrists and ophthalmologists – who are specially certified to provide: evaluation of your eyesight, prescriptions for low vision optical aids and devices, recommendations for special adaptive devices, instruction to help you adjust to, and get the maximum benefit from, your new adaptive devices and techniques, and follow-up care, additional training and adaptation skills.
Once you have the best low vision device for your needs, there is so much more we can provide. CABVI’s Sight Shoppe sells a vast array of equipment to help you maintain independence while modifying your home, school or work environment throughout Central New York.
Services CABVI offers for people who are blind & visually impaired in Central New York include:
- How to Access Services?
- Low Vision Care
- Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
- Orientation & Mobility
- Adjusting to Vision Loss
- Children’s Services
- Pre-School Vision Screenings
- Technology Services
- Products for People Who Are Visually Impaired
- Visual Impairment Aids
- Free Services for People Who Are Blind
- Reading Service for People Who Are Blind
The following are some of the areas we serve in Central New York:
Herkimer, New York