Low Vision Aids & Devices in St. Louis Hills

Low Vision Aids & Devices in St. Louis Hills

Enjoy More Independence & A Greater Quality of Life

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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

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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, Chippewa Eye Centre 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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Chippewa Eye Centre in St. Louis Hills 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 St. Louis Hills

Our optometry practice in St. Louis Hills

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • Metlife
Patient Reviews
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- Sep. 15, 2023
First time coming here and all I can say is everyone was great, Dr was super nice. Recommend to anyo... ne
- Feb. 18, 2023
Do not be fooled by other discounts and gimmicks from other places. This is the real deal; professio... nal and knowledgeable. Shout-out to Sharon! I will be back, and I'm bringing friends and family!
- Apr. 03, 2022
Optometrist was great didn't oversell anything addressed all of my concerns
- Feb. 16, 2022
New patient process was absolutely seamless. Everyone in this office is so nice and personable. They... were great at handling every step of the appointment with no friction, explaining everything as they went. I was able to get my exam, pick out frames, handle costs/insurance questions, and complete extra testing with no hiccups. I highly recommend this office and will continue to visit for any future eye care needs I have!
- Oct. 02, 2020
Always awesome and very friendly staff.
- Jan. 07, 2017
Dr. Bernier is the best. I have seen opthalmologists and optometrists in 5 states: NY, PA, IA, KS an... d MO. Because of a congenital eye condition, I have worn glasses since age 2. I was first examined by Dr. Bernier while he was volunteering at the Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired. In all my years of getting fitted with the proper prescription, I had never had a doctor who made that process seen calm and unhurried. Not only that, but the prescription was significantly better than any I had ever had. I was curious to see if Dr. Bernier would take the same calm unhurried approach while in his own practice. Well, I can assure you that he does. I have been a very satisfied customer for 20+ years and have not been shy about recommending his services to others. Dr. Bernier--and all of his staff-- give customer first care from the moment you enter the door.
- Jan. 30, 2016
He was very efficient. Not only was he knowledgeable with the questions but he was friendly while wo... rking.
- Jan. 16, 2016
I always have a great experience at Chippewa. Dr. Bernier very intelligent and goes above and beyond... for his patients. The staff are all super friendly and knowledgeable about what they are doing. I know I'm always getting a great experience and product here and thats what keeps me coming back!

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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 Chippewa Eye Centre 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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Ready to see the world more clearly?

Let us help you maximize your remaining vision.

(314) 351-4991