“There’s nothing more that can be done” does not exist in Dr. John Jacobi’s vocabulary. Serving the Livonia and Detroit, Michigan communities, Dr. Jacobi has changed lives for many patients with low vision. Retinal specialists often refer their patients - creating beneficial partnerships and targeted services for patients in need.
Providing Hope for Low Vision Patients
Macular Degeneration, Stargardt’s disease, Diabetic Retinopathy, or Retinitis Pigmentosa are some of the conditions that cause low vision. Anyone struggling with these conditions knows how debilitating it is to go about simple to even complex life activities.
This can be isolating and, in some cases, may lead to depression. As a member of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), Dr. Jacobi offers ways in which these patients can regain function. He may prescribe bioptic telescope glasses for driving or prismatic glasses for reading, side vision awareness glasses, or other special low vision devices. His patients regain hope and happier life.
There’s Always More That Can be Done
There may not be a miracle cure for many patients, but there is still something that can be done. Dr. Jacobi has years of experience treating people who are partially sighted and given them back the ability to be independent, get a driver’s license, and do things that are meaningful in their lives.
Together, he urges retinal surgeons and doctors to complete that service loop for those who suffer from vision when. When they become happy and regain function, they have the courage and spirit to continue pushing themselves. This restoration of hope and regaining functionality creates circling back when they continue to seek treatment and support.