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About International Academy of Low Vision Specialists

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

The IALVS is a group of optometrists who are specially trained in low vision to help patients suffering from:

  • Macular Degeneration: Wet or Dry
  • Albinism
  • Glaucoma
  • Stargardt’s Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Other Vision-Limiting Conditions

Our Mission

The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) is committed to the realization that there is life after vision loss. By providing a comprehensive Low Vision patient evaluation, we strive to enhance the quality of life, independence and safety of our patients. We design, prescribe and dispense the highest quality, optically advanced, hands-free low vision devices available. We do this with compassion, integrity, education, innovation and professionalism.

Listen to Dr. Shuldiner's interview on The Power Hour Podcast

Where he talks about IALVS and how they help low vision patients start doing the things they want to do again.

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Can a Low Vision Doctor Help Me?

Our Low Vision doctors fit their patients with custom vision aids and devices, allowing them to maximize the use of their remaining vision.

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AAO Video on Low Vision

Safe Driving with Stargardt's Disease

Dr. Chris Palmer Talks Low Vision

Dr. Edward Paul Featured On PBS

Where is the Macula