There are some specialized centers in the visual rehabilitation of patients with diseases of the retina such as BCM. Typically, BCM patients visit these centers each year. The centers are very knowledgeable about issues related to low visual acuity and the need for filters (sunglasses or colored contact lenses) in the presence of sunlight.
Warning: not all centers expert in Low Vision are also expert on the BCM. The BCM is a rare disease and very often centers that deal with contact lenses or optical instruments, are not also competent to our condition. BCM patients need to eliminate the disturbance caused by the strong sunlight or environmental light.
Finally in these centers you can make use of a training Bioptic telescope, required in some states for the achievement of the driving license.
At the moment people with BCM can drive in the US and the Netherlands.
BCM Patients gave us the following contacts:
|Berkeley School of Optometry and Visual Science – for Adults and Children||
Address: School of Optometry, 419 Minor Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-2020
Dr. Deborah Orel-Bixler – Web Page
Low vision clinic for adults and children Dr. Marlena Chu – Web Page
Ian Baley – Web Page
|The Lighthouse in San Francisco:||
Contact Dr. Crystal Wang Web Page
Address: 1155 Market Street, 10th Floor (between 7th and 8th Streets) San Francisco, CA 94103
|Low Vision Center of Indiana Web Page||Contact: Richard L. Windsor, O.D., F.A.A.O. and
Laura K. Windsor, O.D., F.A.A.O
Magenta contact lenses for BCM patients and bioptic telescope training.
Address: Hartford City – Indianapolis – Fort Wayne – Lafayette – IN, USA
|Driving Licence in USA||USA Bioptic|