Low Vision Evaluations

Adult Low Vision Evaluations

Adult low vision examinations are offered in our clinic each Wednesday and Thursday at our offices in Warwick. This service includes an hour long low vision evaluation with either Dr. Helene Bradley or Dr. Donna Gavin and a follow-up visit with an INSIGHT Rehabilitation Teacher. Please note that the examination is not a substitute for regular visits to your eye doctor. Our Low Vision Clinic offers an alternative to those for whom traditional optometry and glasses no longer help. Our optometrists can recommend various strategies and techniques, as well as prescription adaptive devices that might help maximize your residual, functional vision.

If you are unsure whether you are a candidate for a low vision exam, speak with your primary eye care professional or give us a call. Our staff would be happy to guide you through the process.

For more information or to schedule an exam, contact: Rick Andrade at (401) 941-3322.

Low vision exams are covered by Medicare and most private insurance companies.

Pediatric Low Vision Evaluations

Through a partnership between INSIGHT and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University), Dr. Gregory Waldorf offers specialized low vision exams for children from six months to seventeen years old in our low vision clinic. Using a variety of techniques, Dr. Waldorf is able to determine what a child can and cannot see and make recommendations to families and teachers about the best ways to help the child maximize their remaining vision. The cost of these services is covered by private and public health insurance.

Children age six months to three years old are generally referred to this service through their early intervention case coordinator. Children over the age of three are generally referred to the program through their caseworker at Rhode Island State Services for the Blind.