Massachusetts Lions low vision network offers support for visually impaired


Massachusetts Lions Low Vision Network offers support for those with low vision challenges.Region – Many Massachusetts residents are visually impaired due to inherited eye diseases or acquired conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma or complications resulting from Diabetes or Cataracts. Often medication, glasses, surgery or contact lenses cannot correct the impairment. The person may have some usable vision, but the vision they have lost has significantly impacted their quality of life.

The Massachusetts Lions Low Vision Network (MLLVN) has established a substantial network of practitioners within the state, who specialize in low vision assessment and treatment. They are providing low vision tools and other solutions that are significantly improving the quality of lives. Such tools include hand magnifiers, computer technology, telescopes, binocular systems, desktop video technology that uses CCTV, an HD camera and full-page text to speech capability and many others.

In accordance with their motto: We Serve, Massachusetts Lions volunteers are playing a major role in this program helping to make patient low vision appointments, providing rides to and from the appointment if necessary, and answering any questions that come up.

The low vision exam is unique and leads to recommendations for Low Vision tools that will improve the person’s quality of life. In-home rehabilitation therapists can also be scheduled to visit the person’s home and help them operate more efficiently and improve their mobility. If the patient’s insurance does not cover these services or equipment, or the person has no insurance, the Lions may be able to help financially as well.

If you would like to take the first step in exploring the low vision support that is available through this program, please either email the Lions at [email protected], or fill out the Contact Form on their website. A Lion will respond within one business day of your request.



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