Many patients with retinal problems benefit from low-vision evaluation and, if necessary, low-vision rehabilitation, which includes services to help people with visual limitations function better. Low-vision services include:
- Occupational training to assist people whose vision interferes with their work duties.
- Magnifiers to assist in reading and other close visual tasks.
- Mobility training for people whose vision loss interferes with their ability to get around on their own.
Illinois Retina Associates does not provide low-vision services. However, we will refer patients to an appropriate facility when indicated. If your vision loss is interfering with your ability to read, drive or perform other necessary activities, ask if a low-vision referral would be appropriate for you.
While we hope you will choose Illinois Retina Associates if you should need treatment for low vision, we are not the only source of information on this eye problem. You are just a click away from finding more information on this subject at the following websites:
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation
Society for the Prevention of Blindness
Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness
American Academy of Ophthalmology