Head: Monmouth Low Vision Center
Care Limited To: Vision Impairment and Rehabilitation
Dr. Arthur L. Siegel is an optometric physician whose practice is restricted to low vision rehabilitative care. He is currently the Director of Low Vision Services for multiple ophthalmology practices in New Jersey. In addition, Dr. Siegel is an educational and motivational speaker on low vision rehabilitative care for a variety of audiences.
Dr. Siegel is a consultant and Low Vision Panel Member of the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He also serves on the Board of Directors, as well as the Advisory Board and Education Committee, of the Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Siegel lectures to other physicians on low vision care at continuing education seminars. His speaking and lecturing also includes service agencies, senior centers, and any group seeking vital information on low vision rehabilitative care. He was a participating researcher in a recent major study on vision loss funded by the National Eye Institute, and directed by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Siegel was asked to join the Centrasight Team for the IMT, Implantable Miniature Telescope, at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia as well
Low vision rehabilitation is defined as the field of care which helps people facing vision loss. A low vision physician is called upon when vision loss no longer responds to a change in eyeglass correction for a significant improvement in vision. The evaluations address vision needs and offer each patient whatever help is available through eyeglass corrections, counseling, education, rehabilitative skills, adaptive vision aids, and direction to assistive agencies.
Acting as Director of Low Vision Services, and bringing the successful model of vision rehabilitation he created into progressive ophthalmology practices, Dr. Siegel has brought much needed attention to this vital field of care.