Our expert low vision rehabilitation specialists are nationally known and respected in their field. They provide comprehensive vision rehabilitation services for patients who have suffered vision loss due to various eye diseases.
Individuals with permanently reduced vision as a result of eye disease often find it difficult or impossible to perform everyday tasks such as reading or watching TV among others. These people are candidates for low vision rehabilitation services. Low vision rehabilitation is designed to maximize the visual performance of low vision patients to allow for optimal daily living function. Patients with low vision include a diverse population of individuals who have suffered vision loss due to a variety of eye diseases including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, myopic retinal degeneration, glaucoma, hereditary retinal diseases, optic atrophy, corneal degenerations and others.
Low vision rehabilitation is not only for those individuals who have suffered severe vision loss, but it also highly successful for people who have more moderate vision loss that still can be significantly affecting their vision function.
The following technologies are available and prescribed by our low vision rehabilitation specialists:
Initially an in depth low vision evaluation and consultation is performed by doctors who specialize in low vision rehabilitation. During this visit they will comprehensively evaluate each low vision patient’s visual function status and then determine which low vision technologies and devices will optimally assist the individual in performing specific vision tasks and maximize their remaining visual potential. Training is provided in the use of the devices prescribed and appropriate after care visits are scheduled to ensure that the patients are achieving the goals set for their visual performance. It is suggested that periodic monitoring visits are performed to adjust treatment strategies in order to account for any potential changes in visual status that the patients may experience.
Low vision rehabilitation often allows patients with significant vision loss to once again perform daily living visual tasks and to enjoy vision functions that they thought might no longer be possible.
Low Vision Services provided through a collaboration between Northwestern University Medical Center and the Chicago Lighthouse.