Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Services
Low vision and rehabilitative services are provided in the William Feinbloom Center, which is housed in The Eye Institute, Oak Lane campus. The multidisciplinary staff of the Feinbloom Center provides adaptive equipment, rehabilitative services, and information to patients who have experienced vision loss from congenital ocular conditions and diseases such as age-related macular degeneration or glaucoma.
The Feinbloom Center’s interdisciplinary staff is made up of optometrists, social workers, and certified low vision specialists. The interdisciplinary team develops low vision strategies that help patients with visual impairment to achieve goals such as reading, identifying street signs and bus numbers, watching television, managing household and job-related tasks, and keeping up with school work.
The services provided by the professional staff at the Feinbloom Center include:
- comprehensive low vision evaluations for adults and children
- prescription and dispensing of low vision devices and adaptive equipment
- rehabilitative training in the use of remaining vision
- adaptive technology evaluations
- referral to agencies that offer assistance in obtaining adaptive equipment and rehabilitative services