The LightHouse is proud to partner with top-notch ophthalmologists and other physicians, scientists and specialists who have joined our Medical Community Friends of the LightHouse Committee. These dedicated practitioners will assist us in strengthening our programs while helping to spread the word about the LightHouse.
The kick-off of the committee, which took place on July 29, coincided closely with the reinstatement of MediCal coverage for low vision exams. Effective July 26, MediCal will allow coverage for individuals to have a low vision exam once every two years. The LightHouse will begin booking low vision clinic appointments for MediCal patients in late August. Patients who visit our clinic benefit from immediate follow-up with a Low Vision Specialist who provides demonstrations of adaptive aids and products; connection to LightHouse services, including interactive seminars on low- and high-tech devices, orientation and mobility training and peer-led support groups; community-building with others who are experiencing loss of vision; and access to Adaptations, an on-site retail store with highly trained customer service specialists who are users themselves of many of our products.
For more information about low vision exams at the LightHouse call (415) 694-7318. For a full listing of our Medical Community Friends of the LightHouse, visit http://bit.ly/aMvOor .