Bradley Whiteside Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce our new Low Vision Program conducted by occupational therapists with specialized training in low vision.
Who would benefit from this program?
- People with less than 20/60 visual acuity in the better eye that cannot be corrected by glasses or surgery
- People with a loss of peripheral field or central vision
- People who have experienced a loss of independence in activities of daily living because of vision loss
What does the Low Vision program include?
- Evaluation and modication of the home environment when appropriate
- Optical/low vision aids and equipment training
- Adaptations to medication management
- Compensatory strategies for using the telephone
- Cooking safety
- Increasing independence with telling time
- Scotoma awareness training
- Preferred retinal loci training
- Increasing independence with reading and writing
- Compensatory strategies for using appliances
- Money management
- Shopping with use of vision aids
Starting the program requires an order from your eye doctor stating, “Occupational Therapy: Evaluate and Treat for Low Vision.”
You may fax the referral to:
Bradley Whiteside Rehabilitation – Physical & Occupational Therapy
1225 Broadrick Drive, Dalton, GA 706.272.6199