The Dallas Services Low Vision Clinic is a non-profit vision center. Dr. Stephanie Helm Fleming graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Optometry. She moved to Dallas in 1999 to join the Dallas Services Low Vision Clinic. Dr. Fleming understands patients who suffer from vision loss and the impact on the patient and family. While Dr. Fleming provides routine eye care for all ages, she also sees nonverbal individuals and multiply impaired children and adults. Unique to the vision clinic is the staff’s ability to provide services to any person, regardless of age or disability.
Vision for Children was created to help children from low income families. The program is a partnership between the Low Vision Clinic and area schools. The children are provided optometric exams and glasses at a minimal cost. Many children suffer from vision problems that may cause them to fail in school. Untreated vision problems result in headaches and/or difficulty seeing up close which leads to problems when reading. As a result, affected children often refuse to participate in activities (e.g. reading books or the blackboard), which cause the discomfort. Untreated vision problems can also lead to behavioral problems in the classroom.
Vision for Success was created to serve seniors above the age of 55 years, who are homeless and are involved in substance abuse or mental health treatment. When funding is available, the necessary tools are provided to regain vision and maintain independence.
Saturday Clinics are held for low-income, school-aged children where an eye exam and glasses are provided. These clinics are scheduled once funding has been received.
The Low Vision Clinic serves the general public through routine eye exams to determine if you need glasses and contact lenses. Our optometrist will discuss the various options with you to determine what solution best fits your needs and lifestyle.
You can make an appointment by calling the Dallas Services Low Vision Clinic at 214-828-9900. Please specify if the appointment is for low vision, special needs, or routine care so we can make certain your needs are met.
Our address is 5442 La Sierra Drive, Dallas, TX 75231.