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Low Vision

The Low Vision Service at Wills Eye offers patients the opportunity to make the best possible use of their remaining vision through a comprehensive rehabilitative process. The specialists use a systematic approach to the management of ocular disease that leads to permanent vision loss with a special emphasis on Age Related Macular Degeneration. The program provides a combination of special optics and re-training of the visual system for "reverse scan" reading.

After the initial training is complete, patients with particular life goals are introduced to the full range of equipment to augment specific tasks like television viewing, personal accounting or personal mobility. The equipment offered to patients includes:

  • Magnifiers
  • Telescopes
  • Optical
  • Electronic
  • Computer aids

The management of ocular disease process alone—or in combination with specialty devices—enables many patients to resume their normal activities and regain mobility and independence.

Click here to view all of the doctors on the Low Vision Service.

Clinic Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1010
Philadelphia PA 19107

Phone: (215) 928-3450
Fax: (215) 928-7234


Co-Directors: Scott Edmonds, O.D., Susan Edmonds, O.D.