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Low Vision Clinic

Low vision is a condition of moderate to severe visual impairment, which makes every day tasks difficult. This conditions cannot be fully corrected by medical treatment, surgeries or conventional glasses.

A low vision center was established in Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute and Hospital in 2004 (Supported by Sight Savers International). It has now become the leading service provider in the country. On an average about 200-250 patients are benefiting from the centre every month. Referral patients come for our services from all over the country.

We are also training Optometrist and Ophthalmologist from both home and abroad.

We have all the necessary vision assessment equipment for both paediatric and adult patients.


  • assessment of a low vision patient
  • record vision – Distance and Near (HCVA & LCVA) with Log MAR chart, Color vision Test, Amslar Grid Test and Functional Vision Assessment Test
  • refraction including cycloplegic refraction when needed
  • trial of Low Vision Devices (LVD)
  • counseling

    - guidance for appropriate education
    - vocational guidance
    - training in orientation and mobility
    - training in daily household task
    - self grooming

  • vision stimulation
  • demonstration of special software like JAWS and MAGIC
  • linkage to other centers (Blind school, Rehabilitation and Social Welfare Department)
  • provide letter / certificate to the school teacher and education board for appearing in exam.

Our Team

A full range of different type of optical, non-optical and electronic devices are available.

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