Low Vision

The Low Vision Occupational Therapy program focuses on assessing skills and providing adaptive performance training to best use remaining vision for self-care, home management and work tasks for individuals with age-related eye diseases.

The Low Vision program can be beneficial for individuals with visual impairments related to:

  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Individuals with Low Vision may experience:

  • Blind spots
  • Decreased peripheral vision
  • Loss of central vision

Treatment programs for low vision may include:

  • Assess visual acuity for functional tasks
  • Assessing specific lighting preferences
  • Assessing for contrast and glare reduction
  • Assessing optimal font size
  • Assess need for optical aids, such as magnifiers
  • Practical eye activities such as reading, writing, fixation training

Low Vision program goals are focused on achieving optimal visual independence:

  • Improving visual field understanding
  • Effective use of compensatory strategies for self-care, medication management, meal preparation & home management
  • Improved reading skills for greater comprehension and function
  • Improve participation in social engagement and hobbies

THERAPISTS OFFERING Industrial Rehabilitation

Ralph Kovaleski
Occupational Therapist


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1086 Highway 315 | Plaza 315 | Plains PA 18702
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