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Livonia Optometrist Offers New Technology - and New Hope - to Patients ... Free of Charge
Date:2/3/2010

LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate Low Vision Awareness Month this February, Dr. Sheldon Smith, optometrist at Low Vision of Michigan, P.C., is offering free evaluations to patients diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a leading cause of low vision, in hopes that they might be candidates for a brand-new device designed to enhance or restore sight.

Until recently, very little was available to help individuals suffering from RP. However, Dr. Smith, New Jersey optometrist Errol Rummel, and their colleagues with the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) have discovered a unique way to use telescopic lenses in reverse to enable those with RP to enjoy a more normal, sight-filled life.

"Telescope manufacturer Designs for Vision, Inc. (DVI) has produced a viable series of reverse telescope spectacles that permit us to treat RP patients like never before," said Dr. Smith.

"Most of the patients we see in our low vision clinic can benefit from the low vision devices we have available, allowing them to read, watch TV and sometimes drive again," said Dr. Smith. "Until now, there wasn't much to help RP."

Low Vision of Michigan, P.C. has several locations around Michigan. To recognize Low Vision Awareness Month and introduce this new device for RP patients, Low Vision of Michigan, P.C. is offering a no-charge evaluation (a $195 value) to RP patients seen in their Livonia clinic throughout February.

To be seen for RP or another form of low vision, contact Low Vision of Michigan, P.C. at 734-525-8170 or 877-677-2020. The Livonia office is located at 32415 Five Mile Road.

About Low Vision

People with low vision have some usable vision but struggle with activities such as reading, driving or watching television. The leading cause of low vision is macular degeneration, but there are many other causes, like diabetes, glaucoma, inoperable cataracts, retinal detachment, optic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, corneal disease, myopic degeneration, trauma, stroke and genetic conditions like albinism, Stargardt's disease or retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Sheldon L. Smith's many years of experience, knowledge and commitment to patient care make him one of the top low vision practitioners in the U.S. He has performed and assisted with significant research in developing new products for the partially sighted. A fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), Dr. Smith and his colleagues convene bi-annually to meet with top optical designers and manufacturers and discuss the latest advancements in the field of low vision.

Low Vision of Michigan, P.C.

Low Vision of Michigan, P.C. has offices in Livonia, Warren, Flint, Port Huron, Fenton, Saginaw, Grand Rapids, Toledo and Lansing. For more information, visit http://www.LowVisionofMichigan.com.  

International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) - http://www.ialvs.com

Designs for Vision, Inc. (DVI) - http://www.designsforvision.com

CONTACT:

Sheldon L. Smith, O.D., or Deb Edwards at Low Vision of Michigan, P.C.

PHONE: 877-677-2020

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