Low vision therapy

Also known as: Therapy, low vision, Vision assessment

Vision problems caused by cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetes, stroke and head injuries make it difficult to read the newspaper, follow recipes, pound a nail or thread a needle.

The vision program, conducted by Providence occupational therapists, provides a comprehensive vision assessment. To help patients regain visual confidence, the therapists:

  • Teach patients how to use adaptive equipment and visual enhancement devices
  • Suggest changes to make the home environment easier and safer to live in
  • Teach family members and caregivers about visual conditions

For a visual assessment, please ask your physician for a referral. Please note that this service is not a substitute for optometric services.

After illness, injury or disability, people in our community turn to Providence Rehabilitation Services for help in regaining strength and independence. Last year, Providence Rehabilitation served more than 86,000 adults and children.