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
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.