Low Vision Aids & Devices in Sandusky

Low Vision Aids & Devices in Sandusky

Enjoy More Independence & A Greater Quality of Life

Schedule Eye Exam

Fear You're Losing Your Independence?

We Can Help You Keep It

If you've been diagnosed with an eye disease, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy, you may feel overwhelmed and confused about the next steps to take.

Our low vision team will supply you with the most up-to-date information, and prescribe you with optimal low vision aids and devices so you can live your best life.

senior woman covering her eye


What Does "Low Vision" Mean?

Low vision refers to vision loss that can’t be corrected with standard glasses, contact lenses or surgery. However, it isn't considered blindness as limited eyesight remains. Symptoms typically include blind spots, poor night vision and blurred vision. Low vision is commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes.

Fortunately, people with low vision can continue living full and meaningful lives with the help of low vision aids and devices.


A Low Vision Aid for Every Activity, Purpose, and Person

If low vision affects your ability to work or study, by making it more difficult to read the newspaper, work at your computer, watch TV, craft, or cook, Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky can help. Our experienced low vision optometrist will fit you with the appropriate aids or devices that complement your visual needs and lifestyle.

With our help, you may be able to drive again and resume many of the activities you love.

low vision eye exam at at Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky


Examples of Low Vision Aids and Devices

Want to get back behind the wheel? 

Consider bioptic telescopic, tinted, or side vision awareness glasses.

Miss playing cards with the gang? 

Microscope or telemicroscope glasses can help make it happen.

Struggle to navigate a grocery store? 

We offer several types of magnifiers that can take the stress out of your shopping experience.


We Can Help Maximize Your Remaining Vision

eye exam

Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky in Sandusky offers diagnostic screenings and treatments for macular degeneration and other severe eye diseases.

Our low vision eye doctors will consult with you and offer solutions that will help you manage symptoms and preserve your vision.


Preserve Your Vision For Longer

Low Vision FAQs

What are low vision devices?

Low vision aids and devices maximize whatever usable vision you have left and help you maintain or regain your independence. These include electronic aids, such as screen readers and video magnifiers. Optical aids include standing and hand-held magnifiers, strong magnifying reading glasses, and small telescopes, among others. To learn more, contact Family Eye Care Centers - Sandusky today.

What conditions can cause low vision?

Low vision can be caused by a number of eye conditions and diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, eye cancer, albinism, and genetic eye disorders. Eye injuries and traumatic brain injuries can also result in vision loss. If you or a loved one has low vision, contact our practice to learn how we can help you carry out your daily tasks more effectively.

How can one obtain a low vision aid or device?

The process begins with a comprehensive low vision eye exam by our low vision team. Once we’ve determined your degree and type of vision loss, we’ll ask you about your lifestyle and suggest the aids or devices that can help you most. Then, we’ll show you exactly how to use your new aids independently and answer any of your questions.

Patient Reviews
- Sep. 15, 2023
They saw us promptly, we had no issues with my daughter's appointment. The optometrist made my 4 y.o... daughter very comfortable and was sweet to her. Needless to say she's excited to come again for her checkup next year 👍 They have a cute kids area and not to mention, they're in town Sandusky so they're easily accessible. Bonus that the staff is very friendly.
- Mar. 27, 2023
What a wonderful place! There was some confusion about my appointment when I showed up but they man... aged to squeeze me in for an eye exam. I don't remember the staffs names but the lady who checked me in was so extremely helpful and nice... the staff member I had that did all the testing before I saw the actual eye doctor was so very nice and accommodating, 3xs she got me a glass of water during my visit, she went above and beyond... the eye doctor I saw was very polite and had a wonderful personality, shook my hand right when he came in the room, I appreciate a doctor of any kind who actually can communicate in layman's terms and talks TO you and not AT you. My last task while there was picking out new frames and the lady who helped me was just as nice and polite as everyone else I encountered... everyone was polite and down to earth...I have Caresource insurance and many doctors offices treat you like a 2nd rate citizen the second they know you have Caresource or any state provided insurance... that did not happen here and they have no idea how much that is truly appreciated. I would absolutely recommend them based on my visit today.
- Dec. 29, 2022
Staff was very professional and nice. Had a thorough eye exam and eye glasses made. Very happy with ... my new glasses. The HD lenses are crystal clear.
- Dec. 09, 2022
So impressed with my first appointment! This team is incredibly knowledgeable and up-to-date on wha... t's going on in the eye care field. The customer care was outstanding. Dr. Hicks is SO impressive! They give you the time you need - I didn't feel like they simply "processed" me. I highly recommend these professionals!
- Sep. 28, 2021
Staff are friendly and helpful, optometrists are knowledgeable and thorough.

View All 17 Reviews

Your Low Vision Eye Doctors in Sandusky

Our optometry practice in Sandusky

Photograph of Rachel O'Brien
Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • EyeMed
  • Spectera
  • VSP
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna

elderly woman wearing low vision glasses with her granddaughter

Ready to see the world more clearly?

Let us help you maximize your remaining vision.

Schedule Eye Exam