The Eye Institute’s Disability Services provide eye exams to patients with any type of sensory disability such as deafness or blindness as well as developmental and behavioral disabilities including autism, dementia and all mental health disorders.

The doctors in this service use equipment which allows them to do a more complete eye exam on a patient who may not be fully cooperative with normal exam methods - patients who have a hard time sitting still or a hard time following instruction.

There are exam rooms for wheelchair bound patients; anxiety blankets so that the patients can feel more comfortable. There are tools to take visual acuities for non-verbal individuals and doctors can prescribe glasses with a spot autorefractor and/or hand-held lens racks.

Screenings are conducted for ocular diseases, macular degeneration, high myopia, strabismus, amblyopia, cataracts and glaucoma.