Low Vision Rehabilitation

DO YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY…

  • Reading small print, such as medication labels or the telephone book?
  • Recognizing people’s faces?
  • Seeing steps, stairs, or curbs?
  • Writing checks or filling out forms?
  • Pouring liquids or cutting/measuring foods?
  • Setting appliance dials?
  • Identifying coins/bills or making change?

WHAT IS LOW VISION? Low vision is a visual impairment, not corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery, that interferes with the ability to perform everyday activities.

In older adults, it is caused primarily by four eye diseases:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Inoperable cataracts

WHAT IS A LOW VISION REHABILITATION PROGRAM? The program is provided by a licensed occupational therapist and focuses on enabling people with low vision to safely and independently complete activities of daily living by teaching them to use their remaining vision efficiently within their home setting. This is accomplished by training clients in the use of optical and non-optical devices, adaptive techniques, and community resources. The program allows clients to age in the familiarity and security of their own homes.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR OUR PROGRAM? Clients must have visual acuity of 20/70 or worse in better seeing eye or a visual field deficit of 20 degrees or less.

Contact us today to learn about our Low Vision Program.

Core values:

Courage • Compassion • Commitment • Caring • Community

  • "Thank you for being awesome! A current patient called me this morning to tell me her physician is now recommending Doctor’s Choice because of the care you provided her."

  • "Thank you all for everything you do for our patients. We got a patient call to compliment each of you for going above and beyond in your care. Keep up the good work team!"

  • "I was very pleased with the therapist and the nurse.  My wounds were treated with the utmost of care.  Thank you"

  • "Thank you Shana for the caring and concern you have for your patients. You embody all the core values when you practice home health."

  • "Your staff - Terry, Carole, Mary, Diane and Lisa - were all excellent.  They are caring, knowledgeable, helpful in every way.  Terry is special among special people.  Congratulations on putting together such an incredible team!"

  • "Carol is a tremendous asset to your organization.  She embodies the utmost in knowledge, skill and compassion.  Arlene, Speech Pathologist, was very instructive.  She taught me a number of things to care for my parent, helped me secure items for Dad's wellbeing and taught me plenty for his care."

  • "Thank you for being awesome! A current patient called me this morning to tell me her physician is now recommending Doctor’s Choice because of the care you provided her."

  • "Amanda your attention to detail and hard work does not go unnoticed. Thank you for all of your hard work."

  • "I have to send a huge THANK YOU to Jennifer for her EXCELLENT communication between disciplines and to office staff to ensure the best patient care is being provided."