Low Vision Aids & Devices in North Plano

Low Vision Aids & Devices in North Plano

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Fear You're Losing Your Independence?

We Can Help You Keep It

If you've been diagnosed with an eye disease, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy, you may feel overwhelmed and confused about the next steps to take.

Our low vision team will supply you with the most up-to-date information, and prescribe you with optimal low vision aids and devices so you can live your best life.

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What Does "Low Vision" Mean?

Low vision refers to vision loss that can’t be corrected with standard glasses, contact lenses or surgery. However, it isn't considered blindness as limited eyesight remains. Symptoms typically include blind spots, poor night vision and blurred vision. Low vision is commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes.

Fortunately, people with low vision can continue living full and meaningful lives with the help of low vision aids and devices.


A Low Vision Aid for Every Activity, Purpose, and Person

If low vision affects your ability to work or study, by making it more difficult to read the newspaper, work at your computer, watch TV, craft, or cook, EyeCare Texas can help. Our experienced low vision optometrist will fit you with the appropriate aids or devices that complement your visual needs and lifestyle.

With our help, you may be able to drive again and resume many of the activities you love.

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Examples of Low Vision Aids and Devices

Want to get back behind the wheel? 

Consider bioptic telescopic, tinted, or side vision awareness glasses.

Miss playing cards with the gang? 

Microscope or telemicroscope glasses can help make it happen.

Struggle to navigate a grocery store? 

We offer several types of magnifiers that can take the stress out of your shopping experience.


We Can Help Maximize Your Remaining Vision

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EyeCare Texas in North Plano offers diagnostic screenings and treatments for macular degeneration and other severe eye diseases.

Our low vision eye doctors will consult with you and offer solutions that will help you manage symptoms and preserve your vision.


Preserve Your Vision For Longer

Low Vision FAQs

What are low vision devices?

Low vision aids and devices maximize whatever usable vision you have left and help you maintain or regain your independence. These include electronic aids, such as screen readers and video magnifiers. Optical aids include standing and hand-held magnifiers, strong magnifying reading glasses, and small telescopes, among others. To learn more, contact EyeCare Texas today.

What conditions can cause low vision?

Low vision can be caused by a number of eye conditions and diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, eye cancer, albinism, and genetic eye disorders. Eye injuries and traumatic brain injuries can also result in vision loss. If you or a loved one has low vision, contact our practice to learn how we can help you carry out your daily tasks more effectively.

How can one obtain a low vision aid or device?

The process begins with a comprehensive low vision eye exam by our low vision team. Once we’ve determined your degree and type of vision loss, we’ll ask you about your lifestyle and suggest the aids or devices that can help you most. Then, we’ll show you exactly how to use your new aids independently and answer any of your questions.

Patient Reviews
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- May. 19, 2023
I've been a patient of Dr Wilhelmus for about 20 years. This is the best eyecare on the planet. It ... doesn't get any better, trust me. I wear Gas Permiable lens due to astigmatism. My sight is always clear. I absolutely love Dr Wilhelmus and his staff. Thank you for taking care of my eyes.
- Feb. 23, 2023
This was my second time to visit "EyeCare Texas" and like the first time the staff was friendly and ... gave first class care and service. Dr. Wilhelmus is amazing. He takes the time to explain things and he is professional and extremely knowledgeable. You can tell he cares for his patients and enjoys doing what he does. I can't remember the young lady's name that help me pick out my glasses, but she was awesome. I would recommend anyone to try "EyeCare Texas".
- Dec. 05, 2022
As always, Dr Lu is excellent. Great and caring MD
- Oct. 31, 2022
Walk-in in the morning, staff are all nice, did not wait long to got to the doctor. Dr. Don was so n... ice and sweet, he gave me a big relieve from my eyeball scartch from my bunny(i know....), he explained to me very patiently and was very professional, told me this is no big deal my eye should heal it itself in 2 days. I already feel better after visting him😊 Such a great experience!
- Sep. 26, 2022
Dr. Lee was thorough, great listener, asked great questions, provided the drops and prescription tha... t addressed my issue, very professional. Also I had an excellent experience with the front desk as well.
- Jul. 10, 2022
If you know, you know… Dr. Wilhelmus is so great! He gets to know his patients and is always so po... sitive. I hope he never retires. He has a front desk agent that has been there forever and also the frame fitting guy has been there since the old location. Just goes to show… if you’re doing something right, why fix it?! Love Eye Care Texas and will forever be a Dr. Wihelmus fan. -Matthew Pickett’s daughter, Caroline
- May. 27, 2022
I have been in several times and I wanted to rave about Lindsey. She is so patient, helpful and know... ledgeable. Truly a treasure and so much fun to work with. She has a keen sense of what works for your face. The staff is wonderful and helps maximize your benefits.
- May. 22, 2022
Excellent service! So appreciative of the contacts for my daughter:)
- Mar. 02, 2022
I met with Dr. Wilhelmus for a basic eye checkup and he was extremely friendly and knowledgeable thr... oughout. He answered all of my questions and I couldn't have asked for a better doctor.
- Feb. 17, 2022
Dr. Wilhelmus is hands down the best eye doctor we’ve ever seen. Whole office is friendly, helpful... , prompt and patient. They even did great with my young preschooler getting checked out with my husband and I. Very thorough, knowledgeable and all around great care. Def recommend!
- Feb. 01, 2022
Excellent, same day glasses. Bart is awesome.
- Dec. 03, 2021
I love wearing my contacts Don Wilhelmus is a good eye doctor he is patient and efficient and the st... aff is great also
- Aug. 17, 2021
Dr. Wilhelmus is professional, friendly and great doctor. I've been a patient for 20 plus years. ... Never had an issue and staff is amazing and it is not a revolving door.
- May. 31, 2021
Dr. David Lu Is an excellent eye doctor. He takes the time to listen and explains everything. I high... ly recommend him. My whole family sees him.
- Mar. 07, 2021
I've been a patient of Dr Wilhelmus for 30 years. I have followed his practice from Garland to two d... ifferent offices in Plano while myself living in 5 different cities. I have always come back to him because I trust him that much. He's an excellent, caring doctor!
- Feb. 13, 2021
Dr. Wilhelmus is one of the nicest doctors you could ever meet. His daughter at the front desk is ve... ry nice and personable as well. The other front staff although I do not deal with them much are always happy to great you when you come in. The lady that helps you with the glasses, is always super nice and helpful. I would recommend this practice to anyone.
- Jan. 16, 2021
Dr Lu was Awesome.It is very refreshing to have a Doctor to take time to explain exam and answer my ... questions . Dr Lu shows he cares and staff was pleasant
- Jan. 09, 2021
Dr. David Lu is great. He is treating me for an adverse reaction to medication that has affected my ... left eye. I’ll keep this updated on the outcome.
- Sep. 06, 2020
I have been a long time patient of Dr.Wilhelmus. His knowledge, expertise and character is impeccabl... e. I have severe low vision as many of his patients. His staff has remained consistent year after year. You know if a business can retain their staff members they are doing something right. Bart & Brenda are experts in their fields. I ask a lot of questions and they never seem irritated or short with me. The office is usually busy with good reason. These people offer top self service.
- Jun. 25, 2020
Excellent ophthalmologist, commitment , professional, good staff, takes time for patient.

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife

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