Low Vision Aids & Devices in University Place

Low Vision Aids & Devices in University Place

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Fear You're Losing Your Independence?

We Can Help You Keep It

If you've been diagnosed with an eye disease, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy, you may feel overwhelmed and confused about the next steps to take.

Our low vision team will supply you with the most up-to-date information, and prescribe you with optimal low vision aids and devices so you can live your best life.

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Preserve Your Vision For Longer

What Does "Low Vision" Mean?

Low vision refers to vision loss that can’t be corrected with standard glasses, contact lenses or surgery. However, it isn't considered blindness as limited eyesight remains. Symptoms typically include blind spots, poor night vision and blurred vision. Low vision is commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes.

Fortunately, people with low vision can continue living full and meaningful lives with the help of low vision aids and devices.


A Low Vision Aid for Every Activity, Purpose, and Person

If low vision affects your ability to work or study, by making it more difficult to read the newspaper, work at your computer, watch TV, craft, or cook, Memorial Eye Center - Rice Village can help. Our experienced low vision optometrist will fit you with the appropriate aids or devices that complement your visual needs and lifestyle.

With our help, you may be able to drive again and resume many of the activities you love.

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Examples of Low Vision Aids and Devices

Want to get back behind the wheel? 

Consider bioptic telescopic, tinted, or side vision awareness glasses.

Miss playing cards with the gang? 

Microscope or telemicroscope glasses can help make it happen.

Struggle to navigate a grocery store? 

We offer several types of magnifiers that can take the stress out of your shopping experience.


We Can Help Maximize Your Remaining Vision

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Memorial Eye Center - Rice Village in University Place offers diagnostic screenings and treatments for macular degeneration and other severe eye diseases.

Our low vision eye doctors will consult with you and offer solutions that will help you manage symptoms and preserve your vision.


Your Low Vision Eye Doctors in University Place

Our optometry practice in University Place

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Hours
  • Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Spectera
  • VSP
Patient Reviews
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- Dec. 14, 2023
State of the Art Technology and Service
- Jan. 31, 2023
Love this place !!!
- Apr. 16, 2022
Always friendly and professional
- May. 04, 2021
Dr Flanders and his staff are extremely nice and very helpful. Dr Flanders explained everything to m... e and was very calm and patient. He is #1 in Houston so go here and stop looking. I am so glad I found his practice it’s so cozy and in a wonderful area. Thank you guys!! You are all super awesome
- Jan. 21, 2020
Good service. Friendly and professional
- Oct. 30, 2019
Great friendly staff, first time being here and had a great experience, dr is very detailed and expl... ains the exam. Took some images of my eyes and the doctor was great explaining on the health of my vision. I really recommended to anyone looking for a great service. The lady in the front was able to help me find my insurance and helped me find a great pair of glasses.
- Mar. 25, 2019
I had a great experience with Dr. Flanders. This was my first visit to this clinic, and he took time... to listen to my prior issues with wearing contacts, and he diagnosed me with astigmatism that other optometrists had not diagnosed. He helped me find contacts that would help with that issue, and he even tried a few different prescriptions to make sure they were the perfect fit. For the first time, I can see perfectly and am comfortable wearing contacts. When it was time to pick out glasses, one of the ladies in the office nicely offered to help me choose, and she gave feedback as I tried on at least 20 pairs. She also gave me options for frames that were within my insurance coverage and price range. Also, their Saturday hours are great for people that work Monday - Friday. I appreciate their help and flexibility!
- Mar. 23, 2019
Good and satisfied. With out insurance it would cost $85.
- Sep. 26, 2018
I was very happy with the time Doctor Flanders took to listen to my eye problems and, then, find the... best solution for me. He took the time to conduct a thorough exam, then explain the results to me.
- Mar. 01, 2018
Dr. Flanders is the best eye doctor I've seen since I started wearing contacts! I went to see him as... a new patient, thinking my eyes were getting worse, but it turns out my contacts were not the right fit. He took the time to examine my eyes and had me try on 3 different types of contact lenses until I found the perfect fit. I left seeing more clearly and it was overall a great experience. I highly recommend him!
- Jan. 01, 2018
I have been a customer of Today's Vision for almost twenty years and I would not think of going to a... nother optical store! Dr. Flanders, is an excellent eye doctor and I would never want to trust my eyes to another doctor! When I step inside the store I immediately see the kind and cheerful faces I have seen for close to twenty years, sitting at the same desk...Richard and Cheryl, and everytime, it's like seeing old friends once again! The service is excellent, the envoirnment is clean and the eye care and eye wear is up to date! I would reccommend this Today's Vision, located in Rice Village to anyone who ask... in a heart beat!
- Aug. 01, 2017
Best eye doctor I have ever been to--thorough and pleasant. Really appreciated the technology that a... llowed a detailed eye exam without pupil dilation.
- Jun. 18, 2016
Have been going here for more than 15 years. Excellent. Good selection of glasses and fast on the co... ntacts. Highly recommend Dr. Flanders.
- Apr. 26, 2016
Dr. Flanders and all the staff here are incredible! Super nice and very helpful. The best part is th... at the staff is incredibly timely. No absurd wait times here, which is a complete surprise for medical services. I've always been seen within 5 minutes of my scheduled appointment time, so major props!
- Apr. 25, 2016
I've been going there for years and now my son goes too. I'd highly recommend Dr. Flanders and his ... whole staff. Great people! Great service!
- Mar. 29, 2016
They have been taking care of our eyes for over 20 years. We love Dr Flanders and his staff!!
- Sep. 29, 2015
Great staff. Doctors are very good - They explain all tests and results thoroughly. I recently reco... mmended several family members to this location in Rice Village.
- Jul. 13, 2015
Extremely friendly and helpful staff from beginning to end. Dr. Sims was thorough, explained everyth... ing he would be doing and why, and then walked me through my issues. When it was time to get glasses, someone from the front desk helped me for a solid 10 minutes pick out frames that looked best on me, which I was really thankful for. I'll definitely recommend them to friends and family who go to the eye doctor!
- Jun. 02, 2015
Consistently great customer service - they're very friendly and they make it easy to schedule appoin... tments and order contacts.
- Apr. 24, 2015
I have been going to Dr. Bob since he opened up the office. All of the employees are courteous and k... nowledgeable. They help me pick out my frames when I can't decide between several pairs.

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Low Vision FAQs

What are low vision devices?

Low vision aids and devices maximize whatever usable vision you have left and help you maintain or regain your independence. These include electronic aids, such as screen readers and video magnifiers. Optical aids include standing and hand-held magnifiers, strong magnifying reading glasses, and small telescopes, among others. To learn more, contact Memorial Eye Center - Rice Village today.

What conditions can cause low vision?

Low vision can be caused by a number of eye conditions and diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, eye cancer, albinism, and genetic eye disorders. Eye injuries and traumatic brain injuries can also result in vision loss. If you or a loved one has low vision, contact our practice to learn how we can help you carry out your daily tasks more effectively.

How can one obtain a low vision aid or device?

The process begins with a comprehensive low vision eye exam by our low vision team. Once we’ve determined your degree and type of vision loss, we’ll ask you about your lifestyle and suggest the aids or devices that can help you most. Then, we’ll show you exactly how to use your new aids independently and answer any of your questions.


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