Low Vision Aids & Devices in Shadyside

Low Vision Aids & Devices in Shadyside

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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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Preserve Your Vision For Longer

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, Eyetique - Shadyside 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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Eyetique - Shadyside in Shadyside 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.


Your Low Vision Eye Doctors in Shadyside

Our optometry practice in Shadyside

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • VBA
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 15, 2024
The staff was friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable about their products.
- Feb. 01, 2024
The absolute best place for an exam or purchase.
- Jan. 30, 2024
I was having some difficulty with my new progressive lenses, which was odd for me because that is no... t typically a struggle. I stopped in, they made a quick adjustment, and it worked like magic. What’s more…I don’t think you can beat their selection of frames anywhere. Highly recommend the Shadyside location!
- Jan. 24, 2024
Welcoming staff all around, made me have a great first visit. I usually dread the interaction with m... y eye doctor but here I’m looking forward to it.
- Jan. 21, 2024
Dr marla she was awesome very nice and compassionate staff is great and they accept vba benefits! I ... got oakley frames and trivex lenses all the options and i could not be happier would recommend to friends and family
- Jan. 21, 2024
Awesome Staff!!!👍🏾💪🏾😀😀
- Dec. 11, 2023
Great eye care and test!
- Aug. 09, 2023
Great selection of glasses! Great eye doctor! Very friendly and helpful staff! Love the renovations!...
- May. 31, 2023
Loved the atmosphere.
- May. 11, 2023
Very competent and caring physician and staff....easy to be a patient there......
- Apr. 28, 2023
I was genuinely impressed with everyone at eyetique. The staff was super friendly and accommodating.... Dr. Crawford was kind and explained everything very clearly and answered all our questions. The eye exam felt like it was very thorough. And at the end, we didn’t feel pressured to buy our frames from the location. We’ll definitely be coming back here.
- Apr. 27, 2023
I received the best customer service from Kylie - she is knowledgeable and professional, and very ea... sy to talk to. I have no problem recommending Kylie and the Shadyside store to my family and friends for all of their eye care needs.
- Mar. 29, 2023
kudos to Annette for having a good eye
- Feb. 13, 2023
I know folks'll say this place is pricey but we've never had a bad experience here. From the selecti... on to the friendly and always helpful staff (and the well-stocked candy dish), and most importantly, the quality of eye care, this place has been our go-to for glasses and exams.
- Jan. 20, 2023
Tonya is amazing! She went above and beyond to understand our needs and provide us with great pricin... g. Made our experience there an exceptional one!!
- Jan. 17, 2023
They were extremely nice to me, would definitely go back
- Jan. 02, 2023
Definitely the best experience I’ve had with an eye exam & getting contacts! Everyone was so kind ... & the process was quick and easy. I highly recommend the Shadyside location.
- Dec. 21, 2022
This place is great! Needed my sunglasses fixed last minute and I was helped right away! Excellent q... uick service and kind people (: thank you!
- Nov. 07, 2022
Wonderful service! Welcoming & professional! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
- Oct. 18, 2022
Super friendly and professional

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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 Eyetique - Shadyside 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.


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