The Vision Rehabilitation Center, under the direction of Dr. Melissa W. Chun with Dr. Steven D. Schwartz as medical advisor, was established to provide rehabilitation to maximize visual function and quality of life of patients with low vision, defined as best corrected vision of 20/70 or worse in the better eye. These outcomes are accomplished with a rehabilitation plan tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals.
The Center provides assistance in the form of patient consultation and training, including reading and computer training, as well as evaluation with the latest low-vision devices that can help patients adapt to their visual restrictions. The Center utilizes a wide array of technologically advanced devices,
such as magnifiers, telescopes, and digital and computer technology. Customized for each patient’s individual needs, services may range from simple solutions to specialized approaches.
One unique feature of the Center is a special “lending library” of select low-vision devices that enables patients to try devices at home or in the office prior to purchase. When appropriate, referrals are provided to assist independent living through occupational therapy and orientation nnd mobility training.