LOW VISION CARE
Dr. Einhorn has been a panel member of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped for over 15 years.
Dr. Einhorn is a Lecturer and Optometric Educator at the Lighthouse for the Blind in New York City.
Dr. Einhorn's referral base comes from many well know Retinal Specialists, Cornea Specialists and Glaucoma Specialists form New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Our Low Vision care includes an extensive examination in a non- rushed environment. We incorporate findings from referring Physicians when applicable and attempt to maximize your vision. Most of our examinations include a task-oriented component. This allows us to focus in on your needs.
Our patients whether Adult or Pediatric have limited or decreased vision, no longer correctable Medically, Surgically, or with regular eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Once your condition has been diagnosed, and your standard vision determined, sophisticated optical devises are employed to further maximize your visual efficiency and enhance your vision or increase your ability to perform specific tasks.
Frequently Low Vision Rehabilitation is necessary to properly acquaint you with the proper use of your new Low Vision Device. These devices often require you to relearn how to perform the task at hand in a new manor. High Magnification and Reduced Field of View require new strategies for visual learning. Telescopes for spotting while driving require multiple skills that can be trained. We will discuss with you the many peripheral tools needed like proper lighting, reading stands, TV screen magnifiers, shaving magnifies and show you how to use them.
Eye Conditions Treatable by Low Vision Care
Low vision may be due to involvement in any part of the eye.
A partial list of conditions amenable to low vision care includes:
Visual Field Loss
Retinitis Pigmentosa Corneal Disease
Degenerative Myopia Retinal Scars
Optic Nerve Atrophy
Types of Low Vision Devices
Bioptic Telescopes: Bioptics are miniature telescopes which allow distance vision for patients who are ambulatory.
Auto Focus Telescopes: Allow clear vision from arms length to infinity without the need to manually focus the device.
Fun Field Telescope: Designed for stationary distance activities like watching television or movies.
Reading Telescope: These are for reading or close work at a specific distance.
Hand-held Low Vision Devices: Hand held are for patients who do not require, or can't use more sophisticated low vision devices. Some are available with fixed focus for patients with hand tremors. Some have built in illumination.
Absorbing (Filter) Lenses: Specifically prescribed to absorb ultra-violet light and to reduce glare. These lenses improve visual contrast, improve visual comfort, and allow better adjustment to change in light levels. Even he most light sensitive patients can receive comfort with the latest development in special absorbing filter lenses.
Visual Field Devices: These devices allow wider field awareness for patients with limited side vision or hemianopsia. Devices include amorphic and special prism glasses. These are particularly effective for patients who have side vision loss due to stroke or head injury. Electronic Vision Enhancement: Electronic vision enhancement allows improved distance sight and / or clearer reading vision, for patients with more severe vision loss. Closed Circuit Television is one example.