Your Low Vision Optometrist in Vancouver Island, British Columbia
When your medical eye doctor says, “nothing more can be done,” contact a low vision optometrist. Low Vision Center At Valley Vision Optometry is one of over 40 optometrist practices in North America that has helped thousands of low vision patients live independently, fulfilling lives after others told them it wouldn’t be possible.
Thanks to the doctor’s knowledge, dedication, and experience, patients can do what they enjoy: drive, read, work, play, cook, or recognize people’s faces.
Call for a personal consultation and find out if you are a candidate for low vision glasses.
Our goal is for you to reclaim the ability to carry out tasks that are important to you. Such an activity could be driving a car, reading the paper, recognizing faces, watching TV, playing cards or board games, cooking, and anything that matters in your life.
As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) – a network of low vision optometrists – Dr. Shaun Golemba intensively studied low vision care. We are committed to maximizing our patient’s vision and help them live their best lives.
Low vision is an eye condition that cannot be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Its causes are usually due to injury, disease, or genetics and include:
Serving patients in Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland, Okanagan, Kootenay’s, and throughout British Columbia.
- Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
- Juvenile Macular Degeneration (i.e., Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, etc.)
- Diabetic Retinopathy – a complication of diabetes affecting eyesight
- Retinitis Pigmentosa – leads to contraction of the visual field
- Glaucoma – damage to the optical nerve due to inner eye pressure
- Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
- Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
- Albinism – the lack of pigments in the back of the eye
- Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
I have Glaucoma and I've been seeing Dr. Golemba since 2005. He works with my Ophthalmologist to check my pressures, etc. I would highly recommend him, as he has taken exceptional care of my eyes. In 2007 Dr. G recommended using the OptoMap and found that I also have Focal Lattice Degeneration and referred me to an excellent Ophthalmologist in Vic to repair it. Now I understand how my mother went blind in her 70's. I feel fortunate to have him as my doctor.
A Low Vision Optometrist's Tool Box
Genuine care and hands-on advice are our primary ingredients to ensure complete low vision services. Talk to our low vision expert in Vancouver Island about your concerns, and we will help optimize your surroundings to accommodate your visual needs better. As an example, improved lighting makes a significant difference for many eye conditions.
Low Vision Glasses
The advantage of glasses is that they allow you to be mobile and use your hands freely. Many patients have kept their driver's license and independence thanks to bioptic telescope glasses, E-Scoop glasses, or side-vision awareness glasses. Theater lovers can benefit from full-diameter telescope glasses to enjoy performances. Prismatic glasses are primarily used for reading.
Dr. Shaun Golemba will help you to find the best solution for you. We're waiting for you!
Low Vision Aids and Devices
Magnification is key for optimizing vision. Closed-circuit television (CCTV), video magnifiers are available as hand-held devices or as a stand-mounted version. You can install special software to enhance contrast and colors on your computer screen. Other software can increase the font size to whatever is comfortable for you.
Advanced equipment utilizes virtual reality, image processing algorithms, or audio feedback to assist with almost any task you want to accomplish. Go for it!