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Low Vision Concepts

Low vision rehabilitation can make the world a brighter place

  • Low vision is the third leading cause of disability in older adults.
  • Eye injury, disease and heredity can all cause low vision.
  • Vision impairments increase with age.
  • Sixty-six percent of older adults with low vision live in their own homes, many alone.
  • Vision impairment is one of the primary contributors to falls.
  • Most people with low vision are not aware that there are rehabilitation services that can help them use their remaining vision to the fullest. There are compensatory techniques that can help them increase independence and safety in performing everyday tasks.

Low Vision rehabilitation at Providence Medical Center can help you gain the skills and confidence you need to meet the day-to-day challenges of life at home, in the workplace and in the community.

What to Expect

Skilled, licensed occupational therapists with special training in low vision will help you:

  • Identify functional limitations of vision loss.
  • Learn how to better use your remaining vision.
  • Find and learn how to use both optical and non-optical devices as needed.
  • Become aware of many resources available for people with low vision.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for our services, you must:

  • Have a visual acuity impairment of at least 20/60 in the better eye or a 20-degree visual field loss or worse.
  • Have a diagnosis of a visual impairment that supports a medical necessity.
  • Demonstrate a decline in function due to decreased vision.
  • Obtain an order for an evaluation from a physician, ophthalmologist or optometrist.

For more information or to schedule an evaluation appointment, call Providence Medical Center's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Department at 913-596-4750.