Ways Dr. Broyles can help you with your Low Vision

If you or a loved one are now having problems seeing and doing the things you have enjoyed, Dr. Broyles can help. If you have been told by your eye doctor that a change in your eyeglass prescription will not help you see any better, call Dr. Broyles who is trained to design special glasses that can make a difference.

Have you been told that there is “NOTHING MORE THAT CAN BE DONE”?

Whether you have Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Optic Atrophy, Glaucoma or any other condition causing vision loss, call (816) 229-3001 for an interview. We will offer an appointment only if we believe we can help.*

Spectacle Miniature Telescopes

1. Spectacle Miniature Telescopes

Telescopic lenses are designed and prescribed for individuals requiring better central vision and mobility.  They are versatile tools; depending on the position of the telescope in the carrier lens, they can improve distance, intermediate or close vision.  Telescopic glasses are used by drivers to see signs and traffic lights sooner, by grandparents to see grandchildren playing soccer and bridge players to see cards on the table.

Implantable Miniature Telescopes

2. Implantable Miniature Telescopes

This cataract implant is surgically placed in one eye to magnify distance images. There are many criteria for acceptance into the program to minimize the risks that are always present with surgery.

ClearImage II MicroScope Glasses

3. ClearImage II MicroScope Glasses

These lenses magnify the image seen by the better eye.  Distortion-free optics are combined with the patient’s prescription for maximum clarity.  They are frequently prescribed for reading and can be helpful for viewing other near targets such as cell phones or medicine bottles.  Magnification produced ranges from 2x to 8x, depending on the patient’s needs.

Spectacle Prismatic Glasses

4. Spectacle Prismatic Glasses

These moderate powered lenses are useful for near tasks like reading, writing and handicrafts.  They are sometimes prescribed for those individuals who still have binocular vision and do not require higher levels of magnification.


5. E-Scoop Contrast Enhancing Glasses

These lenses combine five optical elements to create a larger, clearer, higher contrast image. They help many patients that are not yet visually impaired enough to need telescopic magnification, yet would benefit from a reduction in glare and enhanced contrast.

Nutritional Counseling

6. Nutritional Counseling

Twelve years after the landmark AREDS 1 (Age Related Eye Disease Study), exceptional advances in scientific knowledge allow us to recommend proper nutrients to retard the progression of conditions like Macular Degeneration.  One glance at the store shelf reveals a plethora of options that all claim to slow disease progression.  But not all formulas are created equal.

Illumination Counseling

7. Illumination Counseling

The aging retina of the eye requires increased illumination to achieve better vision.  Lamps designed to maximize brightness and contrast, while reducing glare help many patients.  We will recommend low vision designed lamps and bulbs for best results at home.

Driving Rehab

8. Driving Rehabilitation

Loss of independence is the single most devastating result of vision loss. To pass DMV vision requirements in Missouri, the better eye must test better than 20/160. We can test your vision for DMV qualification, and make a referral to local driver’s rehabilitation facilities for further evaluation and on-the-road testing when necessary.