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Welcome to Healing Eye Care
Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Healing Eye Care, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our optometrist provides the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.
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Dr. Nora Gindi Answers Your Eye Care Questions
How do you treat low vision?
Treatment for Low Vision is varied. There are regular spectacle lenses with high powers such as -8 and above, and also prism lenses. Treating Low Vision requires very specialized knowledge, skill and training to be certified as a Low Vision Specialist. For example, Dr. Nora Gindi is one of only two Low Vision specialists in the Tampa Bay area.
Many patients come into our office thinking they may have “Low Vision” but it really is just poor vision, and can be corrected by a new prescription. However, for true Low Vision patients, it is close to impossible sometimes to get their prescription close to being able to see the way an individual with only poor vision can see with the right prescription.
Low Vision is very hard to correct. There are many components to treating Low Vision and any optometrist who is not specifically trained in Low Vision will usually have a very hard time finding the right prescription that will benefit the patient without forfeiting either the near or distance vision.
There are many low vision aids to help patients. We use a company called Eschenbach which manufactures the finest quality, most technologically advanced low vision aids, including magnification devices, for over 90 years.
As well, Dr. Nora Gindi offers classes and training, which can be utilized to treat Low Vision patients, such as how to manage life skills. Dr. Nora Gindi will go over these skills privately coaching each patient in the exam room as well.