Low Vision Rehab Program

Our Goal

To maximize usable vision during the performance of daily living activities.

As our nation grows older, and individuals are living longer, the affects of disease may interfere with ones ability to see clearly. In turn, impaired safety with daily activities may place an individual at risk for falls or injury. Furthermore, the misinterpretation of reading materials may effect safe medication management, following of recipes, writing checks, and reading mail and use of phones, computers, etc.

The Low Vision Program at McLaren is designed for people with vision problems that interfere with activities of daily living.

Conditions that are treated include:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Vision problems acquired after Stroke or Head Injury

Our specially trained Occupational Therapist will work with you and your ophthalmologist, optometrist, or other eye care professional to coordinate services and provide you with greater independence.

Specific areas to evaluate include:

  • Self care
  • Meal prep
  • Home management
  • Money management
  • Community activities

Treatment may include:

  • Use of assistive devices
  • Modifications to the environment and home safety education
  • Scanning and viewing for improved awareness and medication and money management
  • Organization for shopping, meal prep and home management