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John Shepherd, M.D., explains low vision

Evy Katz, OT, on help and hope for vision loss 

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John Shepherd, M.D., Director, Weigel Williamson Center for Low Vision
“6.5 million American seniors have low vision”
Shepherd 1A 15 seconds

“Today, there are 6.5 million American seniors who have low vision, and that number is expected to double by the year 2030. They struggle to perform basic tasks like reading and recognizing people’s faces. Not surprisingly, they suffer depression at triple the rate of the general population.”

John Shepherd, M.D., Director, Weigel Williamson Center for Low Vision
“Low vision can limit a person’s abilities”
Shepherd 2A 18 seconds

“Low vision can greatly limit an individual’s ability to participate in the most basic activities of daily living, including reading, watching television, and recognizing people’s faces. Understanding this it is not surprising to learn that individuals with low vision are three times as likely to suffer from depression than the general population.”

John Shepherd, M.D., Director, Weigel Williamson Center for Low Vision
“No cures for macular degeneration”
Shepherd 3A 16 seconds

“While there are no cures for macular degeneration, the number one cause of low vision, eye care providers can still offer their patients hope by referring them to the Weigel Williamson Center. Using technology, training and teaching, patients can rediscover independence, productive activities and life satisfaction.”

John Shepherd, M.D., Director, Weigel Williamson Center for Low Vision
“There is hope”
Shepherd 4A 15 seconds

“For the eye care provider who believes there are no more options, and the low vision patient who believes there is no more hope, the Weigel Williamson Center is the answer for them both, as it can equip the patient with the tools and skills to maintain their independence and quality of life.”

John Shepherd, M.D., Director, Weigel Williamson Center for Low Vision
“The number of people with low vision is increasing”
Shepherd 5B 9 seconds

“The number of individuals over 65 who are struggling to perform basic activities of daily living because of low vision is increasing at an alarming rate.”

John Shepherd, M.D., Director, Weigel Williamson Center for Low Vision
“Low vision rehabilitation offers hope”
Shepherd 5C 12 seconds

“While regular glasses, medical and surgical treatment are unable to help these individuals, vision rehabilitation services can offer the hope these seniors need to maintain their independence, spirit and quality of life.”