Low Vision Rehabilitation
- Assessment of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity function and visual field integrity. Handwriting and reading ability are assessed.
- Adaptation of home environment by maximizing visual contrast and improving
- Maximization of residual, but still functional vision, by helping clients use their preferred retinal locus, a part of the retina that is still functional and can be facilitated by using magnification.
- Enhancement of safety by eliminating clutter, creating clear pathways and illuminating important landmarks such as stairs and stove burners with contrast.
- Assurance of optimal lighting by minimizing glare and maximizing lumens.
- Incorporation of scanning techniques to accommodate for visual field loss.
- Occupational Therapy leads the integrated effort to accomplish the most benefits for the client.
- Social Workers assist in the clients accessing low vision equipment and social services.
- Nursing provides medication management in the context of the disability.
- Physical Therapy maximizes balance and decreases likelihood of falls.