Telescopic glasses in Wilmington and Charlotte, NC
Anyone having difficulty performing tasks due to visual limitations may be a good candidate for telescopic glasses.
How are Telescopic Glasses Different from Traditional Glasses?
Telescopic glasses differ from their traditional counterpart in that the telescopic glasses are a low-vision aid, which means they are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals who have a visual acuity (VA) that is around 0.3 below.
Another difference between traditional and telescopic glasses is their lenses. The lenses on telescopic glasses are thicker and heavier than those on traditional eyeglasses.
The Telescopic Lens Can Zoom and Magnify an Image
Miniature binoculars or a monocular is mounted at certain positions on the glasses. This addition of single monocular or miniature binoculars allows the telescopic lens to magnify and zoom an image. This is especially beneficial for people who have a visual acuity of 0.3 below. By simply adjusting the position of the head or direction of the eyes the wearer can see better by looking through the strategically placed telescopic lens.
Starting the Process of Attaining Telescopic Glasses
To begin the process of creating a patient a pair of telescopic eyeglasses, The Low Vision Centers of North Carolina, performs an in-depth eye examination. Once this examination is complete, Dr. Paul can determine the patient’s visual abilities.
The results of this eye exam determine which telescopes a patient needs:
- Near position.
- Full-diameter position.
- Custom position.
This in-depth exam allows Dr. Paul to design his patient a pair of telescopic eyeglasses that can help improve his or her vision while:
- Reading music.
- Playing music.
- Viewing wildlife.
- Watching television.
- Working on a computer.
If you are experiencing difficulty while performing daily activities because of low vision, The Low Vision Centers of North Carolina may be able to help. Whether you are experiencing low-vision due to glaucoma, macular degeneration, inoperable vision conditions or diabetes, telescopic glasses may be right for you. By improving your vision, you can once again enjoy your independence. If you are in the Wilmington, North Carolina, or Charlotte, North Carolina area, please contact The Low Vision Centers of North Carolina, at 910-208-9010 to schedule a consultation.