Experiencing Vision Loss….See the Bigger Picture

With a very high degree of success, optometrists trained through the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists  have helped thousands of patients with vision loss regain the ability to do the things they want to do:

IALVS Patients Can Now

  • Read
  • Write
  • Knit and sew
  • Play cards
  • Watch TV
  • Paint
  • Enjoy live theater
  • See faces
  • Go to ballgames
  • Some can drive their car again

Envision a Pair of Glasses That Will Improve Your Way of Life

Ever look through a pair of field glasses or binoculars? Things look bigger and closer, and easier to see. Members of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) are using miniaturized binoculars or telescopes to help people who have lost vision from:

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Stargardt’s disease
  • Albinism
  • Glaucoma
  • and other vision limiting conditions.

IALVS Physicians Offer You

  • FREE Telephone consultation with doctor
  • Low-Vision Evaluation
  • Specialized Low Vision Eyeglasses
  • Low-Vision Nutritional Information

Schedule a FREE Telephone Consultation

See before you buy! IALVS physicians will have you look through the telescopic glasses in the office during the low vision evaluation. Seeing is believing.

Make an appointment for a convenient phone consultation with Dr. Bissell, an IALVS physician in your area, to see if you are a candidate for IALVS low vision care.

Call our office at 724-443-6767 and speak with Dr. Bissell, an IALVS physician.



The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) believes in LIFE AFTER VISION LOSS. The IALVS brings new hope and sight to those with macular degeneration and other vision limiting conditions. The IALVS can bring back the enjoyment of retirement.

If you are now having problems seeing and doing the things they have enjoyed, an IALVS eye doctor can help. If you have been told by your eye doctor that a change in your eyeglass prescription will not help you see any better, call IALVS doctor who is trained to design special glasses that can make a difference.

When your doctor says “sorry I cannot help you to see any better” an IALVS doctor often says “it may not be perfect, but it definitely is better!”.

It is very challenging for the best of doctors to keep up with all the advancements in the eye care field in their very busy practices. Although doctors stay abreast of advancements, they may not be fully knowledgeable in all aspects of vision care especially as it relates to low vision issues. IALVS doctors are specifically and extensively trained in advanced optics and magnification principles that most eye doctors have very limited knowledge of or even exposure to. IALVS glasses help patients with macular degeneration and other eye diseases to see and function better throughout the day.

IALVS magnification and telescopic eyeglasses are different than regular glasses. They have many sight enhancing advantages. They make things more vivid. Objects are clearer, larger and brighter. These special glasses may regain your ability to read better, watch television, drive and see faces more clearly. Specially designed tinted lenses with prism allow patients to see road signs and even the golf ball better.

IALVS members understand everyone’s eyes and vision needs are different. They have already helped thousands of patients see what they have been missing. Tell the IALVS doctor what in your life you missing seeing and they will demonstrate special glasses that may fulfill those needs.

Let an IALVS member maximize your vision to its utmost with technologically advanced optics and training. As they say, “Seeing is believing”.

Contact an IALVS member today. There is hope when vision fails. If your doctor says no and IALVS doctor often can say yes. Do not give up that desire to see better until you meet with an IALVS doctor.

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