According to the National Eye Institute, low vision is defined as a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by medical or surgical intervention and is severe enough to interfere with the performance of daily living, but allows some usable vision.
Low-vision impairments may be caused by glaucoma, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy. Some neurological diagnoses also may cause visual impairments that interfere with abilities to perform daily activities, including stroke, brain injury or multiple sclerosis.
Our Low-Vision Rehabilitation program provides a new option for these patients. Each patient is evaluated by an occupational therapist specially trained in low-vision therapy. A therapy plan and goals are then developed to meet each patient’s individual needs. Our therapy focuses on enabling patients with visual impairments to safely and independently complete daily living tasks compromised by vision loss.
Individuals who are experiencing low vision should see their physician, ophthalmologist or optometrist for an evaluation. A physician referral is required for evaluation and treatment in our low-vision program.
Our program is offered at the 912 Third Street, Suite 102 in Greensboro. For more information, call (336) 271-2054.
For more information, download our brochure.