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Who is Eschenbach Optik of America?

Eschenbach Optik of America is the leading source of low vision aids / magnification products in the world! Eschenbach has been manufacturing high quality optical products for over 90 years, and each year we introduce more innovative products than any other company in the industry. We have been distributing these, quality German engineered, optical products throughout North America for over 25 years and have developed a unique, turnkey program (our Low Vision Program) for integrating Low Vision care into eye care practices. 

Why should I offer Low Vision care?

It has been estimated that 20 million Americans, age 40 and older, suffer from some form of vision impairment, many of which are due to age-related eye diseases. As the population of our country grows older, those numbers will only increase. You probably see these patients every day and now you can do something to help them! Adding Low Vision Services to your practice enhances your patient care and does so in a manner that makes good economic sense!

What are the causes of Low Vision?

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of Low Vision, followed by other eye diseases, such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma and Retinitis Pigmentosa. A variety of other conditions, such as in-operable or pre-operative Cataracts can also lead to Low Vision. Stargartds and other hereditary diseases can also cause impaired vision.  Find out more about low vision diseases.

Normal Vision   Macular Degeneration
Normal   Macular Degeneration

How does Low Vision affect my patients?

Many activities of daily living (ADLs) are restricted due to the central or peripheral field loss that occurs with eye diseases that cause vision loss. Patients may have difficulty reading, writing, watching television, spotting objects from a distance, and enjoying their hobbies. Imagine trying to read the newspaper or a prescription label with a best-corrected acuity of 20/200 – nearly an impossible task! However, with the right vision aid and training, many Low Vision patients can once again perform their daily activities, thereby regaining much of their lost independence. Click here to learn more.

When can my patients begin to benefit from Low Vision Care?

Right away! One of the benefits in offering Low Vision Care is that you can demonstrate success immediately with your visually impaired patients using the correct Low Vision device and proper training.

How can I get started?

Eschenbach has designed a Complete Low Vision Program that includes all of the tools you need to successfully incorporate Low Vision Care into your practice. The program includes In-office training for your staff, consultative support including reimbursement training, and a diagnostic dispensing system. 

What is included in the Low Vision Program?

Our Low Vision Program includes 3 important features to make you successful.

  1. In-office Staff Training – A trained Eschenbach representative will visit your practice to teach dispensing techniques and provide coaching through actual patient evaluations.
  2. Consultative Support – includes marketing and reimbursement support.
  3. Diagnostic Dispensing System – A comprehensive assortment of diagnostic Low Vision aids to meet the diverse functional needs of your visually impaired patients.


What products are in the Diagnostic Dispensing System?

The system includes devices from each of the major categories of Low Vision devices to help you maximize successful patient outcomes. The devices include hand held magnifiers, stand magnifiers, spectacle magnifierstelescopes, video magnifiers, absorptive filters, non-optical devices, and more.  Learn more about the Diagnostic Dispensing System.

How can I return a product?

We have a 30-day return policy for all of our products – all returns must be pre-authorized and sent back with the Return Authorization Number on the box. The product must be in its original packaging and be in re-saleable condition in order for it to be accepted as a return. For a Return Authorization Number, please contact our Customer Service Department at (800) 487-5389.

When I order from Eschenbach, how long will it take for the order to reach my office?

We have the fastest shipping time in the industry--if you order by 3:00PM EST, your purchase will ship the same day, and you can select the delivery method to ensure that your order will arrive in a timely manner for you and your patient.

Does Eschenbach offer a broad range of products?

We carry a huge inventory of products [1,000+]. Our complete line of products includes hand held magnifiers and stand magnifiers, spectacle magnifiers, telescopes, video magnifiers, absorptive filters, and non optical devices, such as charts, task lamps, and reading stands. If you're looking to help your patients perform a specific task, we're sure to have the products you need.

Are Eschenbach products covered by a warranty?

Yes! Eschenbach Hand-held and Stand Magnifiers are covered by a Lifetime Warranty (beginning with purchases as of January 1, 2006) against defects in material and/or workmanship. Our Video Magnifiers are covered by a 2-year warranty against defects in material and/or workmanship and all other Eschenbach products (except bulbs and batteries) are covered by a 1-Year warranty. Products are not warranted against improper treatment, battery corrosion, alteration of the product, or normal wear and tear. So, when you dispense or recommend an Eschenbach product to your patients, you know that we stand behind the quality of our products! 

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