What are vision rehabilitation services?

The term “vision rehabilitation” includes a wide range of professional services that can restore functioning after vision loss, just as physical therapy restores function after a stroke or other injury. Vision rehabilitation services allow people who have recently lost vision, are blind, or have low vision to continue to live independently and maintain their accustomed quality of life.

Although your eye doctor is the professional you’ll likely turn to first when dealing with your own – or a family member’s – vision loss, it’s important to note that many different kinds of vision rehabilitation services are available in addition to the eye care provided by your family doctor, ophthalmologist or optometrist.  In fact, your own doctor may not be aware of, or refer you to, these comprehensive vision rehabilitation services.

Olmsted Center for Sight offers comprehensive vision services to individuals of all ages to help maximize functional vision, safety, independence and quality of life.