MEDARVA Low Vision Center is central Virginia's only full-time private low vision rehabilitation center. Since 1998 we have been helping the vision impaired in Richmond resume their daily living activities, regain their independence, and improve their quality of life. At MEDARVA Low Vision Center, we know that your vision is important to you and that losing your vision may be devastating. We will work with you to regain the ability to do your daily activities in a caring and compassionate environment.
What is Low Vision?
If you have Low Vision then you have vision impairment that is not correctable by glasses, contact lenses, surgery, laser, or other medical intervention. With many eye conditions your vision impairment is permanent. Low Vision Rehabilitation is the process of maximizing your vision using optical and non-optical aids to improve your independence and quality of life in spite of vision loss. We will also teach you techniques to better use your remaining vision to improve your ability to use the prescribed low vision aids.
What Low Vision IS NOT
Low Vision Rehabilitation is not a cure for your eye condition. We do not have a way to make your eye disease (macular degeneration, glaucoma, etc) go away. We will work with you to maximize your vision using optical aids (glasses, magnifiers, etc.) to help you improve your independence and quality of life.
Low Vision Support Group at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden