Low Vision Clinic

The UT Heath Low Vision Clinic at the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired offers evaluations on low vision, distance, near magnification and driving devices. We also offer computer modification for vision impairment, orientation and mobility, and video electronic magnification services. The clinic is a partnership with UT Health Science Center and the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

Our Goal

Maximize the visual potential of each patient.

What is Low Vision?

Low vision is a condition that interferes with daily activities. Generally, this is vision loss that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery but may benefit from services and devices.

How can a low vision examination help?

A low vision examination employs special examination techniques. We conduct visual function tests such as visual activity, visual fields, central visual fields, color vision, contrast sensitivity and glare testing.

Our exam focuses on how much vision is remaining, not on how much has been lost. We work with you to help maximize your visual function to improve independence. Special devices are evaluated to enhance your visual performance. While these aids may not improve vision, they may allow you to use your remaining vision to its fullest capacity.

We evaluate various low vision aids to make the things you want to see appear larger, brighter and easier to see. Our clinic has successfully rehabilitated patients with many eye diseases and conditions including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.

Make An Appointment – By Appointment Only

To make an appointment, please call 210-567-8600.

If you have a visual impairment and would like to see if you qualify for assistance with a low vision exam and devices, please call our Adults and Seniors Program at (210) 531-1547. For general information on the Adults and Seniors Program, click HERE. 

Clinic Hours and Location

We are located at 310 Eads Avenue, San Antonio Texas 78210

By appointment only Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8-4:30.

Phone: (210) 567-8600

Fax: (210) 567-8609

More info on UT Health Science Center

We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurances.