Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation Services

The Eye Insitute - Feinbloom Low Vision CenterLow vision rehabilitative services are provided in the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, which is housed in The Eye Institute, Oak Lane campus. The multidisciplinary staff of the Feinbloom Center provides adaptive equipment, rehabilitative services, and resources to patients who have experienced vision loss from congenital ocular conditions and diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma.

The William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center’s interdisciplinary staff is made up of optometrists, social workers, certified low vision therapists, occupational therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, and vision rehabilitation therapists. 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 schoolwork.

 

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