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It’s the first day of winter, the shortest day of the year. With less sunlight, it’s essential to help seniors with vision loss maneuver through their everyday surroundings. We offer a Vision Program to provide patients and caregivers the tools, education, and resources to return to independent living tasks.

Role of the Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists work directly with patients’ eye care professionals to develop an individualized vision rehabilitation plan to meet their unique visual needs and challenges. These plans can include training in visual aids, visual adaptive equipment, and assistive technology. Our Occupational Therapists will work directly with patients to establish a treatment plan that will allow them to live their life to their fullest.

General Treatment

  • Self-care management
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Medical management
  • Utilization of magnification
  • Lighting and lighting modification
  • Environmental adaptations recommendations
  • Assistive technology such as computers
  • Smartphones and other electronic gadgets
  • Safety in the kitchen and bathroom

Patient Identification Criteria

  • Walking into objects;
  • Loss of balance when walking;
  • Difficulty with:
    • Reading and writing
    • Watching TV
    • Finding things in the home
    • Matching clothing
    • Seeing objects in the background

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