Vision Loss Clinic

    • What does it mean to have Low Vision?

      What does it mean to have Low Vision?

      Low vision is defined as insufficient vision to be able to do the things you want to do.  Dr. Jon Forché is the only residency-trained low vision rehabilitation specialist in the Athens area.  He consults with several non-profit organizations to provide vision rehabilitation services across the state of Georgia.  He travels to Smyrna to the Vision Rehabilitation Services of Northeast Georgia to serve patients in the Atlanta area and to Augusta to see low vision rehabilitation...Read More

    • Head Trauma, Stroke and Vision Rehabilitation

      Head Trauma, Stroke and Vision Rehabilitation

      Brain trauma occurs nearly once every sixteen seconds in the United States. About thirty thousand people each year are hospitalized for other forms of cerebral accidents and diseases like multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. After a neurological trauma or event, both the muscular system involving eye movement and the system that regulates focusing can be affected as the flow of input from the brain is altered or halted. This can lead to a variety of...Read More

    • Vision Rehabilitation Website Links

      Vision Rehabilitation Website Links

      Lighthouse Foundation  Lighthouse International has been a leader in meeting the evolving needs of people who are dealing with, or are at risk for, vision loss and blindness. Through services, education, research, and advocacy, the Lighthouse enables people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives. Bioptic Driving Glasses  A bioptic is a lens system with a telescope attached to a pair of glasses.  The telescope is above the line of...Read More

    • What does Low Vision Rehabilitation do?

      What does Low Vision Rehabilitation do?

      To determine if you suffer from low vision, a low vision rehabilitation evaluation must first be performed. Dr. Jon Forché uses special examination techniques and prescribes special lenses and low vision aids based specifically for the needs of the patient.   Dr. Jon Forché is the only residency-trained low vision rehabilitation specialist in the Athens area. An advocate for the visually impaired, he also gives his time by lecturing on low vision rehabilitation to Lion’s Clubs, the...Read More