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Take The First Step To Living A Better Life With Low Vision

Are you or a loved one living with low vision? Have you been told by your eye doctor “There is nothing more that can be done”? Call Shaun Larsen, O.D. He designs special glasses that can make a difference.

Shaun Larsen, O.D. has had success with patients from Salt Lake City and all over Utah with the following eye diseases.

Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinitis Pigmentosa


Stargardt’s Disease


We welcome patients from Utah and all over the world that place their trust in Shaun Larsen, O.D., and our leading Utah Low Vision Center. Our kind and trusted low vision specialist provides personalized low vision services helping people with visual impairment regain their independence through maximizing their remaining vision.

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What Causes Low Vision?

Low Vision is defined as any lack of vision that is not able to be corrected with either glasses or contact lenses alone. There are many potential causes for low vision, including:

Low Vision Causes
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Stargardt’s Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Stroke-Hemianopsia
  • Albinism and other vision limiting diseases
  • Achromatopsia
  • Cataracts
  • Macular hole
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Nystagmus
  • Pathological Myopia
  • Rod Cone Dystrophy
  • Fuchs Dystrophy
Help for Reading, Computers, Sewing & More

The goal of a low vision optometrist is to help patients with vision loss regain their ability to use their remaining eyesight to perform the daily tasks that give them their independence and fulfillment. A major part of a low vision evaluation is to understand exactly what aspects of the patient's life they most hope to be able to achieve again.

Our patients come from all over Utah for low vision care, our compassionate low vision optometrist works with each patient to fully explore all the options that will help them achieve their goals. 

Examples include: 

An 88-year-old patient with Macular Degeneration that wanted to play cards with her friends. 

A 73-year-old that struggled with mobility after a stroke left him with side vision loss.

The 38-year-old painter with Stargardt 

And many many more. 


Reading With Low Vision

When a person has vision loss one of the first things to be affected is the ability to read. Shopping, signs, computer use, and telephone use becomes difficult, which places a significant burden on the person with vision loss. Our low vision optometrist is an expert at finding hands free solutions to help patients with loss of vision from strokes, diabetes, retinitis pigmentosa, AMD and other diseases. Telescope glasses and digital devices can allow many people to read again without struggling to keep the magnifier steady. 

Watching Television

Many of our patients from Salt Lake City and across Utah mention that watching television has become more difficult. Our Low Vision Optometrist Dr. Shaun Larsen can help! Instead of having to sit close up to the television, custom full diameter telescope glasses along with full spectrum bright lighting will make sitting in your favorite chair possible. 

Seeing Faces With Low Vision

Seeing your loved ones should never be something that you miss. Low Vision can take away a persons ability to see their spouses face or their kids and grandkids. Our low vision optometrist may be able to help with a custom lens in bioptic or full diameter, that will enhance your distance vision and allow you to see faces again. 

What Makes Magna Family Eyecare Unique?

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Driving With Low Vision

One of the most common questions is, "Will I be able to drive again with macular degeneration?". While every case is different, in many cases the answer is YES, you can drive with Bioptic Telescope glasses.

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One Disease Two Doctors

Diseases that cause low vision require two doctors. The Ophthalmologist and the Retinologist, to care for the medical health of the eye, and a low vision optometrist to maximize a patients remaining vision.

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Hope For Macular Degeneration

AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for Americans over 60. While AMD is not curable, there is a reason not to give up hope. The latest optical technology and digital technology have created breakthroughs that will allow a person with AMD to read, drive, sew and recognize faces.

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