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Your Low Vision Optometrist in Columbus, Ohio


When your medical eye doctor says, “nothing more can be done,” contact a low vision optometrist. Low Vision Doctors of Ohio 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 free consultation and find out if you are a candidate for low vision glasses.

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Mark H. Rinkov, O.D.

helping you live your best life

What is a Low Vision Optometrist?

Our goal is for you to reclaim the ability to carry out tasks that are important to you. Such an activity could be 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. Mark Rinkov 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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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:

Serving patients in Worthington, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and throughout Ohio.

  • 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 – leads to contraction of the visual field
  • Glaucoma – damage to the optical nerve due to inner eye pressure
  • Cataracts – a clouding of the eye lens
  • Hemianopsia – the loss of part of the visual field
  • Albinism – the lack of pigments in the back of the eye
  • Other Vision-Limiting Conditions
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Read Our Patient Testimonials

I cannot give Dr. Rinkov enough stars and gratitude. I brought my brother David to see him. David suffers from severe epilepsy, is developmentally delayed and was diagnosed with Retinitus Pigmetosa nearly 4 years ago. After doing some research, I learned Dr Rinkov specialized in low vision therapy and knew immediately that I wanted to see if he could do anything to help David Sadly, the glasses did not help David (we do not know if David really could not see or if due to his disabilities, he simply did not know how to explain what he was seeing.). However, the amount of time and effort Dr. Rinkov gave to David is appreciated more than words can begin to express. He didn’t rush us through the appointment and continued to try to with various things in hopes we would see an “ah hah” moment. I highly recommend anyone with low vision needs to seek the care of Dr Rinkov. If he can provide visual assistance, he will. The disappointment of David’s visit is not at all a reflection of Dr. Rinkov but rather a terrible life hand dealt for my brother.
3 weeks ago
- Brittany W.
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A Low Vision Optometrist's Tool Box

Genuine care and hands-on advice are our primary ingredients ensuring complete low vision services. Talk to our low vision expert in Columbus about your concerns, and we will help optimize your surroundings to accommodate your visual needs better. As an example, improved lighting makes a significant difference for many eye conditions.

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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. Mark Rinkov 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 Doctors of Ohio

730 Mount Airyshire Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43235
For A Free Phone Consultation Call 614-401-3750

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