The Lighthouse’s Low Vision Services program provides important resources for our employees and community members with low vision needs, as it’s one of the only secondary care clinics in the Puget Sound area.
Our clinic is available by referral, and our in-house optometrist Dr. Anna Shagas and staff are here to meet people where they are on their journey of vision loss. The clinic provides vision testing, training in the use of assistive devices, and rehabilitation services. During the pandemic, the program pivoted to meet people via telehealth appointments, and continues to meet hundreds of patients in person and virtually.
Additionally, our Low Vision Store is stocked with all the devices and tools to help patients continue to use their remaining vision. Whether that’s large print or braille playing cards, high contrast keyboards, or every type of magnifier you can imagine, there’s something for everyone.
Within our store, we have our Partners In Empowerment donor wall. This wall features our wonderful donors who support the low vision program. The Partners in Empowerment wall also serves as a reminder of the generosity of our community. If you’d like to support low vision care and join the wall, email Engage@LHBlind.org to learn more.