The Center for Sight Enhancement's (CSE)s team of professionals work will work with you, your caregivers and your eye care provider to identify the visual goals that will help make a difference in your day-to-day life.
CSEs optometrists conduct a special low vision eye examination that helps them identify the areas of remaining and overall functional vision so they can design ways to make your vision work best. They may prescribe optical and/or electronic assistive devices to help maximize your visual potential. Low vision therapists and occupational therapists provide training to ensure your success in utilizing these assistive devices. They also make recommendations regarding lighting, adaptations in your home, computer technology and independent travel. By using the appropriate assistive devices and learning new skills, we help patients achieve their goals.
Other CSE programs include assistive technology evaluation & training and driving rehabilitation. Assistive technology includes video magnifier systems that provide electronic magnification of printed materials and enhanced contrast to make things easier to see with your remaining functional vision. CSEs technology specialist will guide you through the many brands, features and techniques necessary to master these devices. Recent technological advances have led to an explosion of choices including portable devices that are well worth exploring. Our evaluation and personalized training will help you make an informed decision before you invest in these devices.
Driving rehabilitation is a comprehensive training program that assists eligible patients to obtain a drivers license through the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). The visual guidelines for consideration include visual acuity ranging from 20/50 to 20/160 and peripheral or side vision of at least 140 degrees. Your eye care provider will be able to help identify if you may be a candidate for this program. Using a specialized telescope mounted in glasses, patients are able to see farther and in greater detail. Training includes behind-the-wheel evaluations with driving instructors to assure that you develop the appropriate skills and confidence. Ultimately, however, successful demonstration of your skills with a DPS trooper is necessary to obtain your drivers license and program participation is not a guarantee of success. We have been featured on KUHF local radio, and many patients have enjoyed the freedom of driving once again.