During this COVID period, Low Vision Services is open for in person and telemedicine appointments. Our protocols require compulsory wearing of masks, a focused evaluation to limit face to face time in office, a limited waiting area that can only accommodate one family member, and you must call from your car before entering the office. Please complete and send registration forms prior to the appointment. Bring copies of insurance cards and have referring doctors email and updated eye reports sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 703-687-1744. Please call 703-652-7803 for appointments or for questions, please leave a message here.
Low Vision Services was established in 2006 in an effort to offer professional vision services to those who are visually impaired and that need vision rehabilitation.
Our vision assessment is designed to determine the most appropriate vision rehabilitation intervention for an individual with an eye condition not improvable with regular glasses or contact lenses.”
Dedicated to the vision rehabilitation of those who are visually impaired, Low Vision Services PLC is in partnership with the Prevention of Blindness Society (youreyes.org) in DC, the Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation (vleif.org) in VA and Colonial Opticians (colonialopticians.com) in MD.
The practice serves patients diagnosed with either a chronic eye disease or a congenital vision condition who are seeking vision rehabilitation beyond the use of conventional glasses and/or contact lenses.
The philosophy of the practice is an interdisciplinary approach to vision rehabilitation working closely with local rehabilitation agencies, social workers, rehabilitation teachers and occupational therapists specialized in vision rehabilitation. Through the Prevention of Blindness Society, the practice participates with support groups for the visually impaired as well as the Low Vision Resource Center in Bethesda (lowvisioninfo.org) where patients can learn about the various strategies and resources for those who are visually impaired.
Appointments are scheduled with Doctors of Optometry specializing in low vision rehabilitation who perform the initial evaluation and make recommendations for the optimum strategies involving magnification as well as various adaptive technologies. Referrals are then made for appropriate training in the use of these strategies as well as for resources in the community for those who blind or visually impaired.
Low vision evaluations are covered by most medical insurance plans but patients should check with their medical insurance plans before the appointment that Low Vision Services, PLC is a participating provider.