Welcome to Low Vision Eye Care
Providing specialized eye care services to individuals with vision loss.
What Is Low Vision?
Low Vision is a condition, whether caused by eye disease, genetics, trauma, or other events, where fully corrected vision with conventional glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery, remains insufficient to do what you want to do.
Some consider low vision to be less than 20/40 vision. Others consider it to be less than 20/70 vision. However, The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) believes that the inability to see well enough to do those tasks you want to continue doing, even with your best glasses (contacts or refractive surgery) is sufficient reason to seek the help of a low vision optometrist.
In a case of Low Vision, the patient is typically unable to perform basic everyday tasks. This includes:
Difficulty with getting around independently
Using the computer
The burden of such a sudden loss of independence means that Low Vision not only robs the patient of functional capability, it also leaves the patient mentally and emotionally devastated.
While commonly associated with seniors over the age of 60, Low Vision also affects children and adults of all ages. While Macular Degeneration is the most common cause for Low Vision in the US, patients visit Low Vision Eye Care for a wide variety of conditions and diseases.
Life After Vision Loss
If you or a loved one are now having problems seeing and doing the things you have enjoyed, Dr. Cheryl Dumont can help. If you have been told by your eye doctor that a change in your eyeglass prescription will not help you see any better, call Dr. Dumont who is trained to design special glasses that can make a difference.
Dr. Dumont is using miniaturized binoculars or telescopes to help people who have lost vision from:
Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
Glaucoma & other vision-limiting conditions
Dr. Dumont Offers You:
A Complimentary Phone Consultation with Doctor
Low Vision Evaluation
Specialized Low Vision Eyeglasses
Low Vision Nutritional Information
Serving patients throughout Idaho, Montana,
Washington, and Canada
Dr. Cheryl Dumont founded her practice with the goal of providing low vision care of the highest quality. After receiving her Doctor of Optometry degree with honors from Pacific University College of Optometry in 1980, she recognized the need for helping those with severe vision loss to regain their independence. Dr. Dumont has completed post-doctoral training in advanced low vision care and is a fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists, a member of the American Optometric Association, the AOA Vision Rehabilitation section, the Idaho Optometric Association, and the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.
Because of the large range of options, it is crucial to speak with us at Low Vision Eye Care who will help you navigate the options and find the option that will give you the best solution to your specific needs. Dr. Dumont is the preferred provider of Low Vision aids for patients from the greater Spokane area, Idaho, and Montana.
“These telescopic glasses have allowed me to meet the vision requirements for renewal of my driver’s license. They not only allow me to read signs from a farther distance, but make driving much easier as well.”
“These glasses have helped me to work on my computer and to read again. It is great to finally be able to see the faces of my family and friends also. The glasses are truly wonderful and have opened up a new world of vision that I have not had for years.”
“My ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Dumont for a low vision evaluation. Up until that time I had no idea that anything else could be done to help me to see better. These telescopic glasses have helped me to read again and also to watch television. I have become more independent with them and I enjoy being able to see!”
“These bioptics are wonderful! I have not seen this clear in years!!!”
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