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Updated June 15, 2018

Published with the permission of Dr. George Kornfeld

Dr. George Kornfeld Helps The Visually Impaired Regain Their Independence and Drive Again

High Technology For Low Vision Patients Allows Many To Drive, Read, Watch TV & See Faces

The devasting loss of independence is often the most cited negative outcome of Low Vision. which comes about due to vision diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other vision conditions.

Rochester optometrist, Dr. George Kornfeld, is using the latest technology to help his patients regain everyday independence and vision function, allowing them to do the things they love.

Using miniaturized telescopes that are mounted in glasses to help people who Bioptichave lost vision from macular degeneration and other eye conditions.

“Some of my patients consider me the last stop for people who have vision loss,” said Dr. Kornfeld, one of only a few doctors in the world who specialize in fitting bioptic telescopes to help those who have lost vision due to macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other debilitating eye diseases. Imagine a pair of glasses that can improve your vision enough to change your life. If you’re a low vision patient, you’ve probably not only imagined them but have been searching for them.”

Patients with vision in the 20/200 range can many times be improved to 20/50 or better.

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in people over 50. As many as 25% of those over the age of 50 have some degree of macular degeneration.

While there is currently no cure, promising research is being done on many fronts. “My job is to figure out everything and anything possible to keep a person functioning, losing eyesight is a tremendous emotional burden, patients need to know that there are options,” “my wife is also a patient of mine, and together we have experienced first hand how low vision optics can change a persons life, my goal is to share that with others in a similar situation” says Dr. Kornfeld.

To learn more about bioptic telescopes or to schedule a FREE phone consultation with Dr. Kornfeld, call at 866-904-7457. You can also learn more about low vision and bioptic telescopes on our www.KornfeldLowVision.ComIALVS (2) and Low Vision Blog.

Dr. Kornfeld is a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists and provides groundbreaking low vision care at his office located in Rochester NY. Dr. Kornfeld also provides low vision care to patients in Syracuse, Scranton, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira, Watertown, and Niagara Falls, NY.

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