Low Vision and blindness can be the result of eye problems developed at birth or ocular disease later in life. AMD – Age related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy are some of the leading causes of permanent vision loss. Dr. Chan and Dr. Chong provide low vision service in conjunction with the CNIB – Canadian National Institute for the Blind.
We provide specialized devices to utilized the remaining vision available and enhance it to restore dignity and functional vision for daily life. Many of our patients have been told by their optometrists and ophthalmologists that they are permanently blind and there is nothing more they can do. For many years they haven’t see the faces of loved ones and aren’t even able to read a large print book. Conventional eyeglasses, contacts lenses and medical/surgical therapy are no longer helpful.
We use a variety of magnifers, filters and vision aids from suppliers such as Optelec, Aroga, and high quality German manufactured optics from Eschenbach and Schweitzer.
- Illuminated Hand and Stand Magnifiers
- Digital Magnifiers such as the Pebble and Mobilux Digital
- Contrast enhancing aborptive filters
- Prescripton Corning Medical Optics Photochromic Filters
- High powered prismatic magnifying reading glasses
- Distance Head bourne Telescopes
- Near viewing Binoculars
- High powered
ADP Funding info
Dr. Edward Chan and Dr. Terri are authorized low vision providers with the ADP (assistive devices program) run by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care of Ontario. If your ocular disease and state of vision loss is determined to qualify for ADP funding, the visual aids required to restore vision may be covered for up to 75% of the cost.
To book a Low vision assessment, please call our office at 905-887-8907 and specifically request a Low vision examination. There is an assessment fee charged that is not billable to OHIP. The Low vision assessment may last 1-2 hours.