Occupational Therapy Services for Low Vision
Patients struggling with low vision due to glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other conditions often need help figuring out how to complete their daily tasks. Our expert occupational therapists at the Cizik Eye Clinic help patients maximize functional independence and maintain quality of life. Our priorities are preventing accidents, teaching new skills, and modifying tasks so that you can continue with a full, enjoyable life.
Our occupational therapists will work with you both at the clinic and at your home to develop strategies and determine adaptive equipment that will make your life safer and easier to navigate.
In your home, for example, an occupational therapist might help you place furniture in comfortable, well-lit traffic patterns with minimal cords and rugs to avoid falls. They might help you figure out clear, convenient ways to store your medication to avoid any confusion.
They will work with you on reading, dressing, shopping, cooking, and community mobility skills. They will help with computer and cell phone adaptations.
Our occupational therapists will train you to use the residual vision and low vision devices that your doctor recommended. Strategy training may include scanning, glare management, and preferred retinal locus to find the areas of your vision that allow you to see the best. The sessions will provide valuable insight that will help you overcome challenges presented by low vision.
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At Robert Cizik Eye Clinic, we offer patients access to highly specialized eye and vision care. To ask us a question, schedule an appointment, or learn more about us, please call (713) 486-9400, or click below to send us a message. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.