Skip to main content


Your Local Optometrist & Private Practice in Oswego, Illinois


When your medical eye doctor says, “nothing more can be done,” contact a low vision optometrist. Low Vision of Fox Valley is one of over 40 optometrist practices in North America that has helped thousands of low vision patients live independently, fulfilling lives after others told them it wouldn’t be possible.
Thanks to the doctor’s knowledge, dedication, and experience, patients can do what they enjoy: drive, read, work, play, cook, or recognize people’s faces.
Call for a personal consultation and find out if you are a candidate for low vision glasses.

Klohe Kirby

Klohe Kirby

helping you live your best life

What is a Low Vision Optometrist?

Our goal is for you to reclaim the ability to carry out tasks that are important to you. Such an activity could be driving a car, reading the paper, recognizing faces, watching TV, playing cards or board games, cooking, and anything that matters in your life.
As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) – a network of low vision optometrists – Ronald Weingart, OD intensively studied low vision care. We are committed to maximizing our patient’s vision and help them live their best lives.


Causes That Lead to Low Vision

Low vision is an eye condition that cannot be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Its causes are usually due to injury, disease, or genetics and include:

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration (i.e., Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, etc.)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – a complication of diabetes affecting eyesight
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa – leads to contraction of the visual field
  • Glaucoma – damage to the optical nerve due to inner eye pressure
  • Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
  • Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
  • Albinism – the lack of pigments in the back of the eye
  • Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
Seniors-In-Love-Beach-Low-Vision
Read Our Patient Testimonials

toolbox 1

A Low Vision Optometrist's Tool Box

Genuine care and hands-on advice are our primary ingredients to ensuring complete low vision services. Talk to your low vision expert in Oswego about your concerns, and we will help optimize your surroundings to accommodate your visual needs better. As an example, improved lighting makes a significant difference for many eye conditions.

flower-light

The advantage of glasses is that they allow you to be mobile and use your hands freely. Many patients have kept their driver's license and independence thanks to bioptic telescope glasses, E-Scoop glasses, or side-vision awareness glasses. Theater lovers can benefit from full-diameter telescope glasses to enjoy performances. Prismatic glasses are primarily used for reading.

These are only a few of the many low vision glasses available for low vision patients. Ronald Weingart, OD will help you to find the best solution for you.

diabetic-retinopothy-light

Magnification is key for optimizing vision. Closed-circuit television (CCTV), video magnifiers are available as hand-held devices or as a stand-mounted version. You can install special software to enhance contrast and colors on your computer screen. Other software can increase the font size to whatever is comfortable for you.

Advanced equipment utilizes virtual reality, image processing algorithms, or audio feedback to assist with almost any task you want to accomplish. Go for it!


Scott Eye Care

2075 Wiesbrook Dr,
Oswego, IL 60543
630-394-6133
low vision articles

Read Our Helpful Articles


How Visual Skills Affect Soccer Performance

Optimizing your soccer performance should go beyond building muscle and endurance. Boosting your game should also include honing the visual skills you...

Low Vision Glasses For Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive eye disease that impairs central vision. Here we’ll discuss the most common low vision glasses...
  • Low Vision Eye Diseases Thumbnail.jpg
    Though commonly associated with seniors over the age of 60, low vision can also affect children and adults of all ages. Certain birth defects or medical conditions can cause low vision and negatively impact the quality of life.
  • When to Contact a Low Vision Doctor Thumbnail.jpg
    Are you experiencing vision loss? In this article, we explain how to know when it’s time to see a low vision low doctor.
  • Where Can I Find a Low Vision Doctor Thumbnail1.jpg
    If everyday tasks, such as reading, cooking, shopping, or using a computer are becoming a struggle, it’s time to see a low vision doctor. Find someone local in your area.
  • How Can I Read If I Have Retinitis Pigmentosa Thumbnail.jpg
    Vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa (RP) can make it difficult to read text, especially fine print. Low vision aids and glasses can help restore independence and enable patients to read with greater ease.
  • Understanding Blindness Thumbnail.jpg
    More than 1 billion people live with some type of vision loss around the world. While some are totally blind, the vast majority have some usable vision. Read on to learn about the different types of vision loss and discover how a low vision eye care professional can help.
  • Computer Use For Low Vision Thumbnail 1.jpg
    Don't let low vision stop you from using your computer. Here we show you how you can get back to browsing and writing, just as you did before vision loss.
  • What Is a Low Vision Exam Thumbnail.jpg
    Low vision is permanent vision loss that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatments like medication or surgery. Your low vision eye doctor will conduct a low vision exam to assess your usable vision and prescribe low vision aids to maximize your vision and improve your quality of life.
  • Low Vision Aids Thumbnail.jpg
    Low vision aids help those with impaired vision to maximize their usable vision. Doing so allows them to maintain or regain as much independence as possible, and boosts their quality of life.