We provide a two-part Functional Eye Exam designed to maximize and enhance each person’s useable vision.

Our center’s Low Vision Clinic is comprised of two components.

We begin with a 2-hour low vision exam, including a low vision refraction, to evaluate each person’s current visual abilities and to explore vision aids to help optimize their current vision.

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 to bring the day of a Functional Eye Exam appointment.

  • MEDICARE & Supplemental Insurance cards*
  • Photo I.D.
  • Any low vision devices you are currently using (magnifiers, glasses, etc.)

Next, we schedule a follow-up appointment (approximately 1 hour) to introduce various devices designed to accomplish visual goals. Devices may include:

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

Please click the following link to get started and download the Low Vision Clinic Survey.  For more information or if you have completed a survey and want to set an appointment, 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
Nick O’Riley
Low Vision Clinic Manager
EMAIL:  oriley@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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