With over 35 years of specialized vision rehabilitation, Dr. Rod Fields has provided treatments for patients traveling from Alabama, Louisiana, and the Florida panhandle areas as well as his home state of Mississippi. He currently has 16 clinic locations for low vision patients throughout Mississippi.
In the 10-plus years he’s spent as a staff doctor at Memorial Hospital, Dr. Fields has helped patients through testing, as well as treatments, for issues such as lazy or crossed eyes and vision related learning disorders due to traumatic brain injury. His passion for low vision evolved in a natural progression from his years assisting patients, such as children and older adults, with neuro-optometric evaluations and treatments.
Dr. Fields currently serves as chairman of the Vision Rehabilitation and Low Vision committee of the Mississippi Optometric Association, a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA), Fellow of the International Association of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) and the College of Optometric Vision Development (COVD). He is also offers regular lectures on subjects such as Low Vision and vision rehabilitation to groups of colleagues around the country.
With regular weekly visits, Dr. Fields and his team are able to employ the latest techniques to aid his patients, such as those who suffer from defects in their visual field where vision is lost on one side of each eye or double vision induced by trauma. Using procedures that involve various occlusive devices and prisms, telescopes or microscope systems, he is able to relieve certain low vision conditions related to Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Inoperable Cataracts and Diabetes.
Through certain therapeutic procedures, Dr. Fields has been able to restore a patient’s vision, so they are once again able to see well enough to read, see people’s faces, watch television or even drive. For patients who suffer from Macular Degeneration and other low vision disorders, those whose glasses no longer help, and those that have been told there is nothing that can be done, Dr. Fields represents hope for their lost independence.
With a simple examination that takes less than two hours, vision impaired patients will know by the end of the visit how much improvement can be made. This eliminates the guesswork and gives the doctor-patient team a path to follow. Within 3 to 4 weeks and for a cost between $450 and $4500, patients can be on their way to regaining their independence.
Call toll free for your complimentary phone consultation. Dr. Fields will personally respond to your call and determine if he can help before you even make your first appointment.