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The Seattle Low Vision Optometrist

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Hours & Location: Eye Doctor Near You


12911 120th Ave NE G105
Kirkland, WA 98034
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ross A. Cusic, O.D.

helping you live your best life

What Is a Low Vision Optometrist?

Our goal is for you to be able to do what’s important to you. Driving a car, reading the paper, recognizing faces, watching TV, playing cards or board games, cooking, and anything that matters in your life.
As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) – a network of low vision optometrists – Dr. Ross Cusic intensively studied low vision care. We are committed to maximizing our patient’s vision and help them live their best lives.

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Low Vision Glasses

The advantage of glasses is that they allow you to be mobile and use your hands freely. Many patients have kept their driver's license and independence thanks to bioptic telescope glasses, E-Scoop glasses, or side-vision awareness glasses. Theater lovers can benefit from full-diameter telescope glasses to enjoy performances. Prismatic glasses are primarily used for reading.

Dr. Ross Cusic will help you to find the best solution for you. We're waiting for you!

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Low Vision Aids and Devices

Magnification is key for optimizing vision. Closed-circuit television (CCTV), video magnifiers are available as hand-held devices or as a stand-mounted version. You can install special software to enhance contrast and colors on your computer screen. Other software can increase the font size to whatever is comfortable for you.

Advanced equipment utilizes virtual reality, image processing algorithms, or audio feedback to assist with almost any task you want to accomplish. Go for it!

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Low Vision Aids and Devices

Most low vision devices are categorized as either optical, non-optical, or electronic. Each type is geared towards different visual tasks.

Some low vision aids we offer include:

  • Hand-held/standing magnifiers
  • Full-diameter telescopes
  • E-scoop glasses
  • Bioptic telescopic glasses
  • Tele-microscope glasses
  • Prismatic reading glasses

  • Side-vision awareness glasses
  • Absorptive lenses
  • Computer software
  • Video/digital magnifiers/CCTV
  • OrCam
  • Household Tips for Low Vision Patients

regain independence and make the most of your vision

When your medical eye doctor says, “nothing more can be done,” contact a low vision optometrist. Low Vision Center At Optical Images is one of over 40 optometrist practices in North America that has helped thousands of low vision patients live independently, fulfilling lives after others told them it wouldn’t be possible.
Thanks to the doctor’s knowledge, dedication, and experience, patients can do what they enjoy: drive, read, work, play, cook, or recognize people’s faces.
Call for a personal consultation and find out if you are a candidate for low vision glasses.

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Causes That Lead to Low Vision

Low vision is an eye condition that cannot be corrected with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Its causes are usually due to injury, disease, or genetics and include:

  • Age Related Macular Degeneration – Wet or Dry
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration (i.e., Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, etc.)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy – a complication of diabetes affecting eyesight
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa – RP is associated with a breakdown of the retina
  • Glaucoma – damage to the optic nerve due to inner eye pressure
  • Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
  • Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
  • Albinism – lack of pigment in the eye
  • Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
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Serving patients in Kirkland, Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia, Vancouver, and throughout Washington.

Read Our Patient Testimonials


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Dr. Cusic and his team (Cherie and Karen) are wonderful! Dr. Cusic listens and responds to his patients and their needs. The glasses he prescribes are accurate and functional. Cherie works with patients to get stylish glasses and ensures that their prescriptions work as they need them to. And it is a happy office!

Since he was a low vision specialist, I hoped he would be able to figure out my tricky prescription. HE DID!!!

When the glasses arrived and I put them on in the office, I could see immediately! I almost started crying! After thirteen years of struggle and being told I had a difficult prescription, I finally have a doctor who understands my prescription. Because Cherie is amazing, I was excited to get new glasses for the first time in years.

K.D., Google Review

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