Low Vision Training & Aids

Expertise and Experience in Low Vision Rehabilitation

There are a variety of reasons why someone develops low vision; some are related to age, genetic predisposition, disease, infection, injury or any combination of these factors.

In order to assess a patient’s visual abilities and/or establish whether  benefit from a Low Vision Aid (LVA’s), a low vision examination (also known as a functional vision assessment) needs to be preformed.  It evaluates how you use your remaining sight in performing daily living tasks. Based on this exam, Dr. Cantrup can prescribe the latest customized low vision devices or demonstrate technology that can enhance your remaining sight.

Dr. Petra Cantrup’s reputation in the Thorold community is well established.  A number of collaborative efforts are currently underway to insure maximum outreach to those who may benefit from assistive technologies.  Dr. Petra Cantrup is proud to attend and participate in regional assistive technology conferences. Our goal is to promote the use of assistive technologies to enhance the independence of individuals with vision disabilities.

If you or someone you love has vision loss due to Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Cataracts, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), or any other visual condition, we can help! This site contains descriptions of our programs, and other useful information for people with low vision.

For additional information or to schedule an eye exam, please contact us at your earliest convenience using the Contact form or call us at

(905) 227-3937