Low vision occurs when vision loss becomes permanent and cannot be corrected by medication, glasses or surgery. This can include a broad range of field vision problems and diseases, as well as, varying degrees of vision loss. Low vision can impair the victim’s quality of life by reducing ability to work, enjoy leisure activities or carry out daily activities. Treatment of low vision can go a long way toward correcting these issues, enabling the patient to enjoy a more independent lifestyle.
What are the benefits of Low Vision Therapy?
Our trained and certified low vision specialists offer persons with low vision increased opportunities for independence and improved quality of life through:
- Evaluation of visual abilities and limitations including: cognitive, reading, visual- perceptual, environmental safety and functional mobility.
- Instruction and training in the use of magnifying devices and other low vision aids.
- A full array of visual aids to provide each person with the proper accommodation for his/her low vision needs.
- Contrast, glare and lighting adaptations to improve performance of daily living activities.
- Eccentric viewing education to increase ease of reading, writing and the potential for occupational and leisure pursuits.
- Access to local, state and national services designed to assist those with low vision.
- We provide services for patients in our local outpatient clinics, their home or workplace. Family involvement is also encouraged.
How do I get into Low Vision Therapy?
To receive services, a physician referral is needed with the following information: Patient name, phone number, diagnosis and latest acuity results.
Will my insurance cover Low Vision Therapy?
If corrected vision is 20/70 or less, most medical insurance, including Medicare, will cover the cost of Low Vision Rehabilitation services.