Mission Moment: Low Vision Clinic Helps Regain Independence

Mission Moment: Low Vision Clinic Helps Regain Independence

Margaret was having difficulty reading, dialing phone numbers and navigating her home safely. In addition, she was unable to see her kitchen appliance settings and could not determine when to stop pouring liquids or identify food on her plate. Margaret came to Alphapointe’s Low Vision Clinic with a can-do attitude and was open to making…

Mission Moment: Overcoming Challenges with Optic Neuropathy

Mission Moment: Overcoming Challenges with Optic Neuropathy

Pat is a senior living with a recent diagnosis of optic neuropathy, a condition which damages the optic nerve affecting all aspects of vision. Pat came to Alphapointe’s Low Vision Clinic where she was referred to an occupational therapist to assess her needs. She received follow-up in her home to improve her independence with desired…

Mission Moment: Macular Degeneration Can't Stop Carla

Mission Moment: Macular Degeneration Can't Stop Carla

Carla Rhines is a senior living with age-related macular degeneration, a condition affecting the central part of the retina (the macula) and resulting in distortion or loss of central vision. Carla was referred to Alphapointe’s Low Vision Clinic where she received an evaluation by the low vision optometrist and occupational therapist. She then received follow…

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: More Than Just Glasses

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: More Than Just Glasses

From Dr. John Metzger, OD The first thing that comes to mind about kids’ eyes is normally, “Do they need glasses for school?” or, “Should they be wearing sports glasses for protection?” Yes… very important. As we think about August being Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, here are…

Mission Moment: Senior Perseveres Despite Macular Degeneration

Mission Moment: Senior Perseveres Despite Macular Degeneration

Like many with age-related vision loss, Josie Azarro simply wanted to do many of things she had always done during her life. A senior living with Macular Degeneration, Josie was referred to Alphapointe’s Low Vision Clinic in the fall of 2020. At that point, Josie received an occupational therapy evaluation and follow up training in…