Low Vision Service of Austin -- Library and Sale

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Dallas E Webster

Mar 30, 2015, 1:04:07 AM3/30/15
to Techlunch, Accessibility SIG
In the context of low vision and the eSight device, I want to again mention Dr. Laura Miller at
Low Vision Service of Austin (part of Northwest Hills Eyecare; aka 360-Vision)
I hope that many you are already familiar with her practice. If you aren't, consider calling, or dropping by, to introduce yourself. She says that her facility is the only low vision eyecare center in Central Texas. She not only specializes in low vision (including AMD) diagnosis and treatment, but she is knowledgeable about eSight and has a nice collection of other visual aids, displayed in the main area.They also have a lot of things not displayed along with a wealth of knowledge. Moreover, I just discovered that she has a March sale: 10% off on all of visual aids. Her coordinates are
3808 Spicewood Springs Rd, Ste 100
(512) 328-0555
Austin, TX  78759
This is next to Hai Ky (a Vietnamese restaurant in the former home of Triumph Coffee House). Although drop-ins are welcome, appointments are preferred. Drop-ins might not be able to get timely attention if they are busy with other clients. But you can certainly browse the floor inventory anytime. Do let them know that I referred you to them, so as to supply context and fortify relationships.

I spotted eSight in an ad (apparently, and oddly, only broadcast late at night) about this time last year and synergistically discovered that there was a hands-on demo in Austin within the next 3 weeks, at Dr. Miller's eye center. She was hosting an Open House, to both celebrate a milestone company anniversary and the company's launch as a reseller of eSight. So I extended the invitation to potential clients via TechLunch and Accessibility SIG.

At that time, she was one of the only 2 or 3 places in the U.S. that sold, fitted and provided training and support for it. Unfortunately, she no longer carries eSight. eSight Eyewear discovered that a key to sales was in-home demos, so decided to pull back from 3-rd party resellers and go directly to clients. However, she surely still has useful insight re eSight. There seem to be offices only in Ottawa and Toronto now, but demos and events all over this country.

For more info re eSight, see my immediately prior post "eSight -- wearable correction for low vision" to this forum.

Dallas Webster
Assistive Technology Specialist
Upstream Technology
Making the Best of Your Abilities
(512)461-4696 (cell)
(512)795-9763 (voice/fax)
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