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The goal of Low Vision Rehabilitation is to provide training and education for individuals with visual impairment and their families in order to increase their safety and independence in
performing daily tasks. By giving hope and helping with their independence, many clients can remain safely in their own environment and continue to enjoy their activities.
Common conditions treated:
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Macular degeneration
- Neurological injuries
Our occupational therapists have received extensive advanced training, and many have a specialty certificate in low vision. They can provide training and education with all types of magnification, low vision devices, and adaptive techniques to help clients learn new ways to perform daily activities such as reading, paying bills, food preparation or taking medication. Low vision services can be provided in your home or at the clinic at our Cork Street location in Winchester. A home evaluation is provided for lighting recommendations and environmental modifications to increase independence and safety.
How to Get Started
If you think low vision services can assist you, ask your eye doctor or physician for a referral. Call 540-536-5130 to make an appointment. Vision rehabilitation is covered under Medicare, and many insurance companies will reimburse the cost of this occupational therapy service.
Free diabetic retinopathy screenings
are offered quarterly by Low Vision Services, Diabetes Management and Retina Associates.