March 23 is World Optometry Day! Optometry is a health profession in which an optometrist studies and recognizes any abnormalities in the eye. VIA: Visually Impaired Advancement would like to shine a light on this crucial eye care profession and create awareness of optometrists, like our own Dr. James Simmons.
ABOUT OUR LOW VISION OPTOMETRIST DR. SIMMONS
Dr. Simmons, a native to Western New York, graduated from Pennsylvania College of Optometry, Philadelphia, PA, in 1993. He earned his Doctorate of Optometry and Master of Science in Vision Rehabilitation. Before that, he attended LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY, earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Dr. Simmons has been employed within VIA’s Vision Rehabilitation Department as our Certified Low Vision Optometrist for over 20 years. He demonstrates compassion for each individual that sits in his exam chair.
VIA’S LOW VISION CLINIC IN BUFFALO, NY
VIA’s Low Vision Clinic aims to evaluate an individual’s low vision and determine which of our low vision rehabilitation services will best help you achieve your goals. Here, Dr. Simmons will thoroughly evaluate your eyesight and discuss your diagnosis and vision goals. We can recommend the right rehabilitation services for your needs and offer low vision accessibility tips to make daily life easier.
If you’re experiencing vision loss or impairment, it’s essential to contact your physician or ophthalmologist for a consultation. After speaking with your doctor, VIA’s certified low vision optometrist can make additional recommendations to help you live life to the fullest after your low or impaired vision diagnosis.
VISION LOSS REHABILITATION IN WESTERN NEW YORK
VIA offers comprehensive vision loss rehabilitation services to people of all ages experiencing vision loss or visual impairment. Our mission is to maximize patients’ functional vision to improve their independence, safety, and quality of life. We’ve been providing the Western New York community with vision loss rehabilitation services for more than 100 years.
If you’re dealing with vision loss or have a friend, family member, or loved one who is, contact a member of the VIA team today.