Visually Impaired

Patients who are visually impaired benefit from our integrated approach to care. We offer rehabilitation support and resources to optimize your remaining vision and overcome the challenges of living with a visual impairment.

Understanding Low Vision

Low vision is a reduced level of vision that cannot be fully corrected with conventional glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. Generally speaking, low vision is insufficient vision to complete everyday tasks. It is defined in clinical terms as having central visual acuity of 20/70 or worse in the better eye with the best possible correction. Common examples of eye diseases that cause low vision include cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, among others.

The Forsythe Center

The Sandy & Rick Forsythe Center for Comprehensive Vision Rehabilitation Care delivers multidisciplinary care to patients with low vision.

Meet Our Team

Meet Dr. Crumbliss, a dedicated low vision optometrist and Vice President of Low Vision Services at The Chicago Lighthouse.


Find answers to frequently asked questions about The Chicago Lighthouse.

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse provides education, employment, independent-living, and specialized services for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans throughout Chicagoland. Contact us today to learn more at (312) 666-1331.

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