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Low Vision Therapy Clinic / Center Calgary | Vision Training

Vision rehabilitation is an essential service for those suffering visual impairment. At Calgary Eye Specialist Clinic, in addition to managing the medical and surgical needs of all our patients, we want to prioritize low vision rehabilitation and its role in empowering patients to make use of their remaining sights to function and live independently.

 Five Key Points to remember in visual impairment and Low vision rehabilitation:- 

  • Visual impairment is on the rise! Due to age-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, the need for low vision rehabilitation services has been multiplying.
  • Visual impairment can result in a variety of negative health outcomes and significantly affects activities of daily living and as a result, symptoms of depression and anxiety can be accelerated with those patients.
  • Vision rehabilitation is a service offered to people with low vision to optimize functional ability and independence.
  • Vision rehabilitation is a part of the healthcare continuum with various providers involved in the circle of care including optometrists, occupational therapists, social workers and other rehabilitation specialists.
  • Conversations surrounding low vision rehabilitation are important to have! Due to lack of awareness or a lack of accessibility, low vision rehabilitation can be an uncomfortable conversation to have with a doctor or with loved ones suffering from limited resources.

Low Vision rehabilitation services have a positive impact on patients’ quality of life, independence, and emotional well-being. Studies have shown that decreased vision is also associated with an increased risk of falls, hindering safe and independent living, eventually leading to an earlier than needed admission into a long-term care facility.

As part of this service, a formal assessment by Dr. Khosla will help characterize residual vision and a patient-centered rehabilitation plan is created. The rehabilitation plan will include lighting techniques, magnifying devices, and adapting the home environment for safety protocols and navigation purposes.

Dr. Khosla is committed to bringing awareness and ensuring that all his patients feel empowered to make use of their remaining vision and are given access to all resources so that they may be able to live and function independently and confidently. If you are wanting to know more about Modern Low Vision Rehabilitation, please visit https://ab.visionlossrehab.ca for more information.

Image relocation with prisms in patients with age-related macular degeneration.

Dr. Khosla uses prismatic image relocation in cases with age-related macular degeneration. Prismatic image relocation is a method of stabilizing oculomotor functions with the purpose of promoting better function of preferred retinal loci. Prisms incorporated into spectacles redirect images entering the eye to the new, eccentrically developed “pseudofovea” (Fig. 1). The pseudofovea, which occurs naturally in cases of macular loss, serves as a PRL for perception of visual stimuli. Low Vision rehabilitation therapy studies in patients with AMD have consistently shown improvement of skills selected for rehabilitation after the application of techniques designed to improve PRL usage.

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Below are the Modern Low Vision Rehabilitation devices that are available at Calgary Eye Specialist Clinic :

The bi-aspheric lens of this 2.3X hand magnifier gives you a sharp, distortion-free image. An ergonomically designed frame means it can be used comfortably by either right-handed or left-handed individuals.
– Protective pouch included
– 3 inches by 4 inches (8 centimetres by 10 centimetres)

Maximize the size of distant objects, such as TV screens, with the easiest-to-fit, binocular, telescopic distance system ever introduced – MaxTV® glasses!
The MaxTV® glasses are hands-free, head-mounted glasses that provide 2.1x magnification AND can be adjusted so that each eye lens can be focused separately [±3 diopters], making the system adaptable to most patients.
The glasses will focus on objects from distances of 3 m [10 feet] to infinity, and are perfect for watching TV, sporting events, movies, theatre, bird watching, or any other distance viewing activity in which a magnified image would be helpful.
With flexible temples, the 1624-11 MaxTV® telescopic glasses are the most comfortable television viewing device ever.

Eschenbach has manufactured a product that will take the effort out of all of these activities and make them as easy to do as they once were, the MaxDetail® glasses!
These hands-free, head-mounted glasses provide 2x magnification and can be adjusted so that each eye lens can be focused separately [±3 diopters], making the system adaptable to most patients. The glasses will focus on near objects with working distances of 16 inches and are perfect for any near viewing activity where a magnified image is helpful.

These hands-free, head-mounted glasses provide 2.1x magnification and can be adjusted so that each eye lens is able to be focused separately [±3 diopters], making the system adaptable to most patients. The glasses will focus on objects from distances of 3 meters [10 feet] to infinity, and are perfect for viewing sports events, concerts, movies, theater, bird watching, or any other distance viewing activity where a magnified image would be helpful.
MaxEvent® glasses are similar to the MaxTV® glasses except that the MaxEvent® glasses feature a mirrored coating that has been applied to the lenses by a process called vapor deposition. The mirrored coating eliminates sun glare and ensures that “enlarged eyes” of the wearer are not visible to the external observer. With flexible temples and rounded edges, MaxEven® t telescopic glasses are the most comfortable long-range viewing device ever.

Unlike ordinary binoculars, these are both wearable and lightweight, with 3X magnifying lenses set in an adjustable frame.
– One-year warranty
– Weighs only 2.4 ounces (70 grams)

These hands-free spectacle-style binoculars give you exceptional convenience and 2X magnification at movies, sporting events and more. They’re lightweight and shatter-resistant, with separate dials that let you adjust the focus for each eye separately.
– Light 10% tint helps reduce glare
– Low-distortion optimized lenses
– Lanyard and soft carrying pouch included- 6.3 inches by 1.4 inches by 1.4 inches (16 centimetres by 3.5 centimetres by 3.5 centimetres)

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