Your Low Vision Optometrist in Mascoutah, Illinois
When your medical eye doctor says, “nothing more can be done,” contact a low vision optometrist. Low Vision Center At Mascoutah Eye Care is one of over 40 optometrist practices in North America that has helped thousands of low vision patients live independently, fulfilling lives after others told them it wouldn’t be possible.
Thanks to the doctor’s knowledge, dedication, and experience, patients can do what they enjoy: drive, read, work, play, cook, or recognize people’s faces.
Call for a personal consultation and find out if you are a candidate for low vision glasses.
Our goal is for you to reclaim the ability to carry out tasks that are important to you. Such an activity could be driving a car, reading the paper, recognizing faces, watching TV, playing cards or board games, cooking, and anything that matters in your life.
As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) – a network of low vision optometrists – Dr. Marianne McDaniel intensively studied low vision care. We are committed to maximizing our patient’s vision and help them live their best lives.
Low vision is an eye condition that cannot be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Its causes are usually due to injury, disease, or genetics and include:
- Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
- Juvenile Macular Degeneration (i.e., Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, etc.)
- Diabetic Retinopathy – a complication of diabetes affecting eyesight
- Retinitis Pigmentosa – leads to contraction of the visual field
- Glaucoma – damage to the optical nerve due to inner eye pressure
- Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
- Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
- Albinism – the lack of pigments in the back of the eye
- Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
We are so excited! After receiving her new, low vision glasses, our Aunt Betty, was able to, "see the birds on the bird feeder" and "watched from a distance as the little ones got on the school bus." She's beginning to be able to read her mail again. She has Macular Degeneration and lives in Indiana and was told there was nothing further to aid her vision. Seeing the ad, we took a chance and are so happy we did! Dr. McDaniels was VERY patient and truly listens to her patient's needs. We're so grateful we found such a caring doctor.
Genuine care and hands-on advice are our primary ingredients to ensure complete low vision services. Talk to our low vision expert in Mascoutah about your concerns, and we will help optimize your surroundings to accommodate your visual needs better. As an example, improved lighting makes a significant difference for many eye conditions.