vision clinic

If you or someone you know is experiencing vision impairment due to Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, stroke or sudden trauma, or if pharmaceuticals, surgery or lenses are no longer beneficial, the low vision clinic within the Olmsted Center for Sight may be able to assist in maximizing remaining vision, resulting in increased independence and/or quality of life.

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inside view of the vision clinic

Optical devices including special lenses, magnifiers, telescopes and lighting are often found to be beneficial in enhancing one’s remaining vision.

Living with low vision doesn’t have to mean a diminished quality of life. We teach you how to make the best use of your remaining sight so you can accomplish nearly everything you did before vision loss–just in a different way.

A Comprehensive Vision Evaluation is provided by the Center’s Certified Low Vision Optometrist to assess the patient’s functional/remaining sight. Any recommended optometric devices are demonstrated by our trained staff to ensure proper usage and maximize their efficiency.  Many times the use of these devices alone is sufficient in assisting with maximizing our client’s independence in daily living skills.

We accept most major insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid.


Clinic hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

To make an appointment at one of our locations please call us at :


Office Locations 

Main Campus 

1170 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14209

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     1491 Sheridan Dr,       Suite 600
Tonawanda, NY  14217front of northtowns locaiton

Niagara County

33 Ontario Street     Lockport, NY 14094


Our New Lockport Office Location

Inside the Dale Association

33 Ontario Street – Lockport, NY 14094

We will be at the Dale Association on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.

Call to make your appointment today at our NEW Lockport office!


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About our Low Vision Specialist:

 Dr. James Simmons

James Simmons, OD,MS, earned his Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in conjunction with his MS in Vision Rehabilitation from the Institute for the Visually Impaired in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has practiced Low Vision Rehabilitation Optometry with Olmsted Center for Sight for over 20 years where he is a valued team member, service provider and educator.