Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy.

Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.

Dr. Laura Kenyon is a certified low vision specialist in the state of Michigan and enjoys helping patients in such an individual manner tailored to their visual needs. She works part-time at the Association of the Blind & Visually Impaired clinic in downtown Grand Rapids providing comprehensive low vision examinations – http://www.abvimichigan.org/. At West Michigan Eyecare she helps many patients with low vision address their primary eyecare needs. At this time she is not providing comprehensive low vision exams at West Michigan Eyecare. Please call to schedule your examination with Dr. Laura Kenyon to find out more information regarding your visual impairment and potential treatment options.