This is wonderful news. There is a need for low vision specialists for those that surgery can not help.- MDA
CORONA, Calif., June 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Giving people with low vision hope – and choices – is the ultimate mission of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), whose member doctors offer treatments and resources that are at the forefront of low vision care. The academy works to train eye care professionals in the technology and latest treatment options available to patients who present with low vision that has not been remedied with traditional means. Recently, doctors in six new states and Canada joined the ranks of IALVS after completing their training program.
“Most eye doctors focus on preventing vision loss through medical and surgical means.  But some conditions cause vision loss despite whatever means we have available,” explained Dr. Richard J. Shuldiner, low vision optometrist and founder of the IALVS.
“I founded the IALVS with the idea that there is life after vision loss. Our doctors are trained in finding means to maintain independence and lifestyle, despite the vision loss. We prescribe low vision glasses to allow people to continue everyday activities like driving, reading, seeing faces, playing bridge, and writing emails.”
IALVS members are Low Vision Optometrists specifically trained to deliver innovative treatments for low vision conditions.  “No longer is it true that nothing can be done when vision is reduced from macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinitis pigmentosa, inoperable cataracts and glaucoma, among others,” says Dr. Shuldiner. Individualized treatment options include spectacle miniature telescopes, implantable miniature telescopes, reverse telescope glasses, spectacle microscopes, spectacle prismatics, E-Scoop Filter Spectacles and nutritional counseling. (Information from state Departments of Motor Vehicles regarding rules for drivers with low vision can be found at www.IALVS.org.) …….
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