Vision rehabilitation at EBC’s Low Vision Clinic helps you maximize your remaining sight and learn new strategies to accomplish everyday tasks. We provide a complete evaluation and work with you to find the low vision aids and devices that will best suit your lifestyle and needs. By mastering new techniques and devices, you can regain confidence and live independently with sight loss.

Please click the button below to see if this clinic could be right for you. Find next steps at the bottom of the page.

 Photo by Chris Kittredge.

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How Does It Work?

Earle Baum Center’s Low Vision Clinic is comprised of two components: a two-hour low vision exam and a one-hour follow-up exam.

We begin with a low vision exam, which is a functional exam and not a medical exam. During the appointment we assess the vision that is remaining and set goals together to recommend tools such as computer applications, orientation and mobility training, glare shields, video magnifiers and lights to help enhance one’s remaining sight.

Please call us and we will schedule your appointment with our doctor, Dr. Janet Caddell, O.D.

Next we schedule a second exam to introduce devices/tools designed to accomplish visual goals we have set together. Devices may include:

  • Hand-held and desktop video magnifier demonstrations
  • Glare evaluations
  • Lighting evaluations

Please note: This is a functional exam. It is not a medical exam and eyes will not be dilated. We strongly suggest that everyone who comes to our clinic for an exam continues regular visits with their eye care professionals.

 

What Should I Bring to My Exam?

  • Medicare & Supplemental Insurance cards*
  • Photo I.D.
  • Any low vision devices you are currently using including magnifiers, glasses, etc.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination 1&2

Next Steps

Please click the Low Vision Clinic Survey here, or the green button at the top of the page, to get started and download the survey.  For more information, or if you have completed a survey and want to set an appointment, please email, fax, or mail your survey to us.

Earle Baum Center
4539 Occidental Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Fax:  707-230-6211
Phone:  707-636-9929
Cindy Peterson
Low Vision Clinic Manager
Email:  peterson@earlebaum.org

 

*EBC Low Vision Clinic accepts patients from the Department of Rehabilitation and the VA, as well as patients insured by Medicare and private insurance companies including Kaiser. Please contact us for more information.

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