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Low Vision Aids

Low Vision Aids: What’s best for you?

1. Prescription Telescopes Glasses: Designed for tasks requiring enhanced central vision and mobility. Prescription telescopes glasses can be used for seeing the faces of your family members, driving (See your State DMV Laws), watching television, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

2. Prescription Microscope Glasses: A double lens systems that combines your eyeglass prescription, as well as the amount of magnification needed to enhance your vision. The amount of magnification depends on the level of remaining vision and the size of the material to be seen.

3. Low Vision Prismatic Glasses: Prismatic lenses can be a single or double lens system, and incorporate prism to allow your eyes to work together.  They are beneficial for patients whose eyes are approximately equal in vision and do not require high magnification.

4. E-Scoop® Glasses:  Developed to bridge the gap between standard eyeglasses and telescope glasses. E-Scoop lenses are placed in front of your normal prescription eyeglassesescoop to assist with some of the difficulties caused by Macular Degeneration: cloudy vision, driving at night, bright lights, sunlight.

Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia provide advanced low vision exams to provide the best low vision aids for each individual patient. Dr. Azman, a member of IALVS,, has been trained in the physics, optics and the use of high powered lens systems. With over 38 years of low vision experience, he has the knowledge of the different multitudes of low vision glasses, magnifiers, electronic and non-optical devices available.

Dr. Azman’s Low Vision Evaluation takes approximately 2 or more hours directly working with each patient. Dr. Azman has the compassion and empathy for what the patient and family is going through as well as the knowledge, resources and experience to help them adjust to the difficult situation. Specializing at designing and customizing low vision glasses to meet the needs of the each patient, Dr. Azman is 98% successful!

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Stargardt’s Disease

A scene as it might be viewed by a person with...

A scene as it might be viewed by a person with age-related macular degeneration/ Stargardt’s Disease. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While macular degeneration generally is associated with older people, an inherited form macular degeneration is called Stargardt’s disease, which can affect children and young adults. Stargardt’s Disease affects approximately one in 10,000 people and like macular degeneration is characterized by central vision loss early in life.

Because vision loss often is common with young children with Stargardt’s, an advanced low vision evaluations is recommended. A low vision specialist will

  • Discover the amount of vision the patient has.
  • Find out the amount of vision needed to do the task desired.
  • Determine the best magnification device that allows the person to do the task.

Low Vision Devices can include telescope eyeglasses, microscope eyeglasses, prismatic eyeglasses, E-Scoop glasses.

With the latest technology and Dr. Azman’s 38 years of knowledge and expertise in advance low vision, we customize hands-free low vision glasses that allow you the freedom to drive, read smaller print, view street signs, and see your grandchildren and friends across the room.

Dr. Azman is a low vision specialists trained by the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS).

Offices located throughout Maryland and Virginia

Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialists

Low Vision Specialists of MD believes in Life After Vision Loss. As part of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists we bring new hope and sight to those with Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Cataracts Glaucoma Stargardt’s Disease Retinitis Pigmentosa, and other vision limiting conditions.

When your doctor says “sorry I cannot get you to see any better” an IALVS doctor often says “it may not be perfect, but it definitely is better!”.

IALVS doctors are specifically and extensively trained in advanced optics and magnification principles that most eye doctors have very limited knowledge of or even exposure to. IALVS glasses help patients with macular degeneration and other eye diseases to see and function better throughout the day.

IALVS magnification and telescopic eyeglasses are different than regular glasses. They have many sight enhancing advantages. They make things more vivid. Objects are clearer, larger and brighter. These special glasses may regain your ability to read better, watch television, drive and see faces more clearly. Specially designed tinted lenses with prism allow patients to see road signs and even the golf ball better.

IALVS members understand everyone’s eyes and vision needs are different. They have already helped thousands of patients see what they have been missing. Tell Low Vision Specialists of MD what you miss seeing and they will demonstrate special glasses that may fulfill those needs.

Let Low Vision Specialists of MD maximize your vision to its utmost with technologically advanced optics and training. As they say, “Seeing is believing”.

Contact Low Vision Specialists of MD  today. There is hope when vision fails. If your doctor says no and IALVS doctor often can say yes. Do not give up that desire to see better until you meet with Low Vision Specialists of MD.

Have You Been Robbed Of Good Eyesight?

Do you have Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Stargardt’s, Albinism or other vision limiting conditions?

Thanks to Low Vision Specialists of MD, I can drive again!

Thanks to Low Vision Specialists of MD, I can drive again!

With the latest technology and Dr. Azman’s 38 years of knowledge and expertise in advance low vision, our specialists customize low vision glasses that allow you the freedom to drive, read smaller print, view street signs, and see your grandchildren and friends across the room.

Offices located throughout Maryland and Virginia

Macular Degeneration- The Silent Blinding Disease

Macular Degeneration is an incurable eye disease. Though it is not painful, it is the leading cause of blindness for Americans over 55. Because it doesn’t hurt, you often don’t know you have it until the damage to your eyes has already progressed. This silent, blinding disease, affects more than 10 million Americans.

A scene as it might be viewed by a person with age-related macular degeneration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Follow this link to watch a video, simulating the effects of Macular Degeneration:

As our population continues to age, the number of people affected by this silent aggressor is projected to rise. Although there is not a cure, there is hope. It is possible to reduce your chances and to slow the progress of the disease once you know you are infected. That possibility lies

in the natural compounds readily found in green tea, berries, barley, raisins, red wine and rhubarb. These foods are rich with flavonoids.

Visiloc contains these catechin flavonoids as well. It’s one of the few ingredients that come together to improve the circulation in your eyes: reducing your chances of being affected by eye ailments that are common as we age. If you are already struggling with macular degeneration,

Visiloc can slow the symptoms, letting you see your loved ones longer, read your favorite novels more easily and drive your car.  Most specialists agree that taking a supplement with catechins is a good idea.

If you or someone you love struggles with Macular Degeneration, we would love to hear how you deal  with the effects and we deeply hope that Visiloc helps!

Works Cited:

American Macular Degeneration Foundation. “What is Macular Degeneration?”. Web. 11 June, 2013.

National Institute of Health. “Prevalence of Blindness Data”. Web. 11 June, 2013.

USA TODAY. “Popular Eye Supplements Need a Tweak, Study Says”. Gannett.  6 May, 2013. Web. 11 June, 2013.


E-Scoop Glasses for Macular Degeneration

Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia are utilizing new lens technology to help correct a basic problem experienced by those with macular degeneration (ARMD).

There is new hope for people whose vision has been compromised by age related macular degeneration (ARMD), glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

Many patients with these diseases have heard that nothing more can be done for them, but pioneering changes in recent months may offer them new options. Special types of highly sophisticated glasses prescribed by low vision physicians are quickly emer¬g¬ing as the answer to vision loss due to macular degeneration or other conditions that lead to limited vision.

For example, member optometrists in the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists(IALVS) use telescopic, microscopic and prismatic glasses to help those with vision deficiencies to perform daily activities such as reading, writing, playing cards, watching TV and even driving.

New LensTechnology

New lens technology helps correct a basic problem experienced by those with macular degeneration. Recently developed New E-Scoop lenses from Holland now enable doctors to help patients with one of the chief complaints associated with macular degeneration—cloudy vision. “Macular degeneration not only causes central blind spots but reduces clarity,” says Dr. Richard Shuldiner, low vision optometrist and IALVS founder. “Most of my patients ask me for clearer vision.”

Glasses that use the new technology bridge the gap between standard eyeglasses and spectacle head-borne telescopes. Whether your difficulty is night driving, bright light, sunlight or simply seeing clearly into the distance, the E-Scoop lens placed over a standard eyeglass prescription can help.

The lens has four distinct properties that make vision clearer and sharper, with reduced glare:
• The yellow tint improves contrast.
• The prism moves the image away from the damaged macular area.
• The thickness of the lens, combined with its special “base” curve, makes objects appear slightly larger.
• The anti-reflection coating allows more light through the lens.
Currently, the IALVS optometrists are the only doctors in the United States who have been specially trained to fit patients for the New E-scoop glasses.

For more information, contact Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia at 1-866-269-3916 or visit

New lens technology helps correct a basic problem experienced by those with macular degeneration.

The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) believes in LIFE AFTER VISION LOSS. IALVS brings new hope and sight to those with macular degeneration and other vision limiting conditions. IALVS can bring back the enjoyment of retirement.

If you are now having problems seeing and doing the things you enjoy, Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia and IALVS 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 Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia who is trained to design special glasses that can make a difference.

When your doctor says, “Sorry I cannot get you to see any better,” an IALVS doctor often says, “It may not be perfect, but it definitely is better!”


Glasses for ARMD



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Dr. Thomas Azman is a low vision optometrist with over 35 years of experience in helping those with vision loss , and has a 98% success rate. We are happy to help you with a second opinion regarding your vision.

FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION with Dr. Thomas Azman to determine if you are a candidate for Low Vision Care:  1.866.269.3916

Glasses for ARMD

Glasses for ARMD

Offices located throughout Maryland and Virginia:

Maryland Locations:
Baltimore, Bel Air, Cambridge, Chestertown, Chevy Chase, Dundalk, Essex, Frederick, Glen Burnie, Mt Airy, Pasadena, Pikesville, Silver Spring, Timonium, Towson, Towson, White Marsh

Alexandria, Arlington, Tysons Corner, Manassas, Falls Church

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration:

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a medical condition which usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) due to damage of the retina. Age-related macular degeneration occurs in two forms, “dry” and “wet”. It is the foremost cause of blindness and visual impairment in old adults 50 years and older. Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read, recognize faces, or watch TV, although some peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.

Age Related Macular Degeneration:

Aging: Approximately 10% of patients 66 to 74 years of age will have findings of macular degeneration. The prevalence increases to 30% in patients 75 to 85 years of age

Family history: The lifetime risk of developing late-stage macular degeneration is 50% for people who have a relative with macular degeneration, versus 12% for people who do not have relatives with macular degeneration.

Hypertension: high blood pressure

Smoking: Smoking tobacco increases the risk of AMD by two to three times that of someone who has never smoked, and may be the most important modifiable factor in its prevention. A review of previous studies found “the literature review confirmed a strong association between current smoking and AMD. … Cigarette smoking is likely to have toxic effects on the retina.”

Age Related Macular Degeneration Low Vision Devices:

Although Macular Degeneration causes damage to the retina, healthy tissue can remain. Dr. Azman utilizes the healthy tissue, to prescribe low vision telescope and/or microscope glasses to people with macular degeneration. With these low vision telescope and/or microscope glasses people are now able to enjoy their lives. Seeing your family members, reading, watching TV, using the computer, and driving is now an option for people suffering from Age Related Macular Degeneration.