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Occupational Therapy

Low Vision Therapy

A variety of eye conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, can make it difficult to complete daily tasks. The following are some of the ways in which occupational therapists at St. Francis Memorial Hospital can help patients with low vision to function at the highest possible level:

  • Prevent Accidents and Injury: Recommending lighting that will be most effective for a particular area and activity, pointing out potential hazards and offering solutions, and showing ways to do tasks in a different way to enhance safety.
  • Teach New Skills: Techniques such as visual tracking and visual scanning can help people learn to use their remaining vision more efficiently and effectively.
  • Modify the Task or Environment: Individualized changes can improve function, such as recommending adaptive equipment tailored to the person’s needs, and providing training in low vision tools.