Low Vision

The Low Vision Rehabilitation Program at Work Plus Rehab provides a comprehensive service to assist persons who have low vision.

Low vision is commonly caused by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or cataracts. It may present as a loss of visual field, light sensitivity, distorted vision or loss of contrast. Many visually impaired individuals experience difficulty with regular activities of daily living such as cooking, shopping, managing finances and medication, watching television, reading, and driving.

Our occupational therapists will work with you, the primary physician and/or ophthalmologist to conduct an initial evaluation. Based on the results of the evaluation, a treatment plan will be established. The therapist will provide individualized instruction to help you achieve your personal rehabilitation goals.

  • Evaluate what activities are difficult because of decreased visual functioning and explore ways to improve activity performance.  
  • Education about your eye problem and its affect on function
  • Introduction to glare control, contrast enhancement and lighting to improve ability to see
  • Strategies for writing, watching television, reading, cooking safety and use of optical/non-optical aids
  • Trial use of magnification devices
  • Recommendations for home and community safety/community mobility
  • Information on community resources, support services and driver safety

Our goal is to maximize your independence and safety while performing everyday tasks.

Location

Work Plus

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