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The Frank Stein and Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation
Bringing greater independence to those with vision loss
Despite new technology and continuing research, partial or total vision loss remains a problem for millions of Americans. For these individuals, everyday tasks such as reading, shopping and recognizing faces are difficult because their vision impairment leaves them in a “gray zone” between normal eyesight and blindness.
Some of the most common causes of low vision include:
Stroke or brain injury
With low vision, one’s eyesight often cannot be improved with regular glasses, medicine or surgery. Therefore, vision rehabilitation is necessary so individuals can learn compensatory visual skills, such as shifting images to a different part of the retinal anatomy. This training, combined with low-vision devices, can help one safely and independently complete daily activities that are now difficult because of vision loss.
The Frank Stein and Paul S. May Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive approach to rehabilitating individuals with visual impairments. Using the latest advancements in technology and training, our physicians and therapists develop a tailored program to assist you in maximizing your vision and leading a more independent life.
Among the areas in which low vision rehabilitation can help include:
Writing financial transactions, including balancing accounts
Completing hobbies such as sewing and knitting
Applying makeup and shaving
Reading more effectively using optical devices that compensate for vision loss
Accessing technology, including computer use
Safer mobility, including walking in familiar or unfamiliar areas
With the right training and devices, many patients can read and write normal print material, use the telephone, and rediscover crafts such as crocheting and woodworking.
Many devices are available to help people with low vision function better. Our team will prescribe the best devices for your impairment, whether it is seeing objects at a distance, reading, viewing television or writing. Common devices or techniques that help make everyday activities easier include:
High-contrast and large-number telephones, watches and remote controls
Computers that can magnify printed material or pictures
Talking watches, timers and medical equipment
Bold-tipped markers for easy-to-read shopping lists