The Oregon Lions Statewide Low Vision Clinic has been serving children with visual impairment in our state since 1986.
Dr. J.P. Lowery, a Pediatric Optometrist, has traveled all over Oregon working with disabled students and their families to determine their low vision needs. A teacher or school representative working with regional programs for the visually impaired refers these students. Once he has made a diagnosis, he works with OLSHF to provide the necessary equipment for those that cannot afford it.
The average cost of a low vision aid is $100. Most children can benefit from two devices, a monocular telescope for distance vision and a magnifier for near.
Clinics are scheduled and coordinated by Dr. J.P. Lowery and the Regional Programs throughout the state. When a teacher has identified a need for a low vision clinic, they contact Dr. Lowery directly to set up an appointment.
To learn more about the Low Vision Clinic, please call the OLSHF at 503-413-7399 or e-mail your contact information and request to Info@olshf.org.