12/17/99 updated 10/31/03
Thomas W. Theune, OD
WHAT IS LOW VISION
Low Vision may be defined as insufficient vision to do the things you want to do. The loss of vision cannot be corrected by regular glasses, medical treatment, or surgery and can result from disease, injury, or birth defects.
There are over 15 million Americans who have significant difficulties with their vision. you may be one of them. If you have trouble reading the newspaper, paying your bills (even with your reading glasses), or recognizing familiar faces, you are not alone. Help is there for you!
Low Vision Services of Southern Colorado helps people with low vision function as fully, independently, and comfortably as possible by providing services, information, and technology.
Low Vision Services of Southern Colorado provides unhurried consultations to help patients understand their vision loss and meet their desired goals. Hands-on experiences with the latest devices are included in the areas of:
· Reading and Writing
· Distance Viewing
· Task and Room Lighting
· Glare Protection and Control
· Non-Optical Devices
Demonstrations and information will be provided on the latest technology for the partially sighted. Closed-circuit televisions can enlarge print from any source and allow more ease and comfort in viewing than conventional magnifiers. Screen enlargement software and voice output software are available to help people continue their work and fun on the computer.
Low Vision Services of Southern Colorado will see patients with any eye problem at any stage of illness. Both adults and children are evaluated to determine visual function. Patients must be referred by their ophthalmologist or optometrist and have had a full eye health examination within the past one to two years.
Thomas W. Theune, OD, graduated from Indiana University, School of Optometry, and practiced clinical optometry in Colorado Springs for seven years. After experiencing his own vision loss, Dr. Theune has chosen to specialize in the field of low vision. The combination of optometric education, years of clinical and low vision experience, and empathy of vision loss creates a unique perspective in providing excellent low vision care.
If you or someone you know or love is dealing with permanent vision loss, call 719-471-3200 for more information. “Yes You Can” enjoy life again!