The Oregon Lions Statewide Low Vision Clinic has been serving children with visual impairment in our state since 1986. Each year the clinic provides developmental low-vision exams for approximately 300 children resulting in new strategies for growth and learning at home and in school.
The clinic lives up to its name by serving children in all reaches of the state from Coos Bay to Ontario and Portland to Ashland . We are helping the children in your community who need the Lions more than any others.
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.
Your Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation has adopted the Statewide Low Vision Clinic as a full program and supports the clinic by paying for all the low vision examinations and and assistive devices. The clinic is available, free of charge, to those that need these services.
Devices are also given free of charge to financially needy children, which includes the majority of the students evaluated. 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.
How to Access this Program
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.
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