Low Vision Services
Alphapointe’s low vision rehabilitation services are designed to assist our patients in adjusting to life with vision loss with the goal of maintaining or regaining independence in all aspects of life.
Training and Guidance
When corrective lenses and surgery are no longer effective, our low vision services helps patients deal with the emotional aspects of vision loss and live more productive lives with the vision they have.
Typically, patients have previously seen a doctor for vision correction, but due to increased vision loss, it is no longer effective. Medicare, Medicaid and most third party insurance companies pay for most of the cost of low vision services.
We evaluate a patient’s functional vision and assess and prescribe optical devices to maximize the patient’s vision so they can perform daily living activities and work tasks. Optical devices may include: bioptics, telescopes, prism readers, varying magnification options and much more.
Alphapointe’s occupational therapists help patients understand the recommended devices effectively, along with adaptive strategies, techniques and equipment to support our patients’ dignity and help them to do the things they want to do! We assess and identify other services for the patient.
We also provide home visits to ensure that our patients receive comprehensive and effective strategies, feel completely comfortable with the optical devices recommended and to ensure safety and increased independence in the home.
Dr. Metzger is an optometrist in Kansas and Missouri who works in the special areas of developmental vision, low vision rehabilitation and neuro-optometry. He works with children and adults whose vision restricts reading, learning, work tasks, hobbies, driving and enjoying daily life. Dr. Metzger attended the University of Houston College of Optometry and practiced general care optometry in Hiawatha, Kansas beginning in 1977.
Alphapointe operates two clinics: the Alphapointe Low Vision Clinic in Kansas City, Mo., and KC Vision Performance in Overland Park, Kan. Based on your needs, where you live, your schedule and other factors, when you contact us, we’ll work with you to determine the best location where you can receive our services.
“Ultimately, the goal is to empower the individual to continue regular activities as much as possible.”
Dr. John Metzger
“Never have I been to a medical establishment so professional, well-organized and with such a knowledgeable staff. I appreciate your help.”