Low Vision Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh

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Living with Low Vision

The quality of your vision can affect the quality of your life. Low vision is a condition that affects eyesight, resulting in reduced vision, but it is not considered complete blindness.

People with low vision may need accommodations or support to navigate a world designed for those with clear vision. Fortunately, treatments and therapies are available to help you manage low vision.

McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates offers low vision rehabilitation. Schedule a consultation with us today—we can develop strategies and support tailored to your needs.

Types of Low Vision

Many people think of poor vision as needing glasses to see clearer—but any impact to your sight (like color deficiency) can impede your daily interactions. Low vision may affect the quality or clarity of your vision.

Common types of low vision include:

  • Central vision loss (straight-ahead vision)
  • Blurry or hazy vision (poor focus or contrast)
  • Night blindness (low vision in low light)
  • Visual field loss (peripheral vision)

What is Low Vision?

The term 20/20 measures what the average person can see at 20 feet. Anything less than 20/20 means less-than-average vision. The World Health Organization uses the following classifications for visual impairment:

  • 20/30 to 20/60 vision is near-normal
  • 20/70 to 20/160 is moderate low vision
  • 20/200 or worse is severe low vision
  • 20/500 to 20/1000 is profound low vision
  • Less than 20/1000 is near-total low vision

Many US states require corrected vision of 20/40 or better to drive legally.

Wear the Proper Eyewear

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, we provide various frames and specialty lenses to help you keep your eyes healthy. Wearing the proper eyewear can help reduce eyestrain, especially when you are working on a digital screen for long periods.

Special blue light glasses are just one of the ways you can protect your eyes from the blue light given off digital screens.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for Vision Rehabilitation?

Many eye diseases and conditions can lead to low vision. When your vision makes daily life challenging, from tasks you need to do or hobbies you love, schedule a consultation. We can discuss your vision needs and determine how low vision rehabilitation may benefit you.

Common conditions that can cause low vision include:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Head injuries
  • Macular degeneration
  • Optic nerve disease

What to Expect During Low Vision Treatment

Low vision rehabilitation is about helping you adapt and make the most of your remaining sight. The process may involve multiple appointments as we help you adjust and find the best fit for you. 

Using techniques such as adaptive devices, therapies, specialty lenses, and technology, we can help restore visual independence when eyeglasses become ineffective or inadequate. Each type of vision problem requires an individual approach. Every patient’s journey will be unique, depending on their condition and needs.

Your Visit

Your first visit with us usually takes an hour and includes a thorough assessment to identify and evaluate your vision. Once we have an understanding, we can work with you to design a plan tailored to your vision, eye health, and lifestyle. We strive to create low vision rehabilitation strategies that improve your overall quality of life, meeting your needs and goals. Our recommended strategy may include subsequent visits to implement effective support and adapt as necessary.

Contact Us for a Consultation

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, our experienced team is dedicated to helping patients achieve better vision. We put you first. We can help restore or improve your quality of life with appropriate strategies and support. Book an appointment today so we can help you attain your goals.

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Our Locations


We’re located on Brooktree Road in the Brooktree Center Office Park. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 1000 Brooktree Rd. Suite 300
  • Wexford, PA 15090

Closed for lunch 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm


Find us just off Perry Highway next to Allegheny North Veterinary Hospital. Please give us a call if you have any trouble locating our office.

  • 956 Perry Hwy.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Closed for lunch 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm


Our practice is located just off William Flinn Highway. Give us a call if you have any problems finding us.

  • 5450 William Flinn Hwy.
  • Gibsonia, PA 15044

Closed for lunch 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

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We carry a variety of fashion-forward brands, so you’re sure to find a pair of glasses that suit your style and vision needs. Once we determine your prescription, our friendly and knowledgeable opticians will help you find the perfect frames and fit for you.

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