Individuals with vision loss may face many challenges completing activities throughout their day. Sometimes even the simplest tasks seem too difficult to accomplish. Vision rehabilitation therapy services can help individuals who are blind or have low vision to continue to function independently and maintain their quality of life.
ABVI’s Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (VRT) are skilled in teaching how to adapt everyday activities and assist with problem solving challenges that may arise due to an individual’s visual impairment. Vision rehabilitation therapy helps individuals develop skills and strategies needed to perform activities of daily living, with adaptations for their vision loss. For example, tasks such as pouring liquids, dialing a telephone, preparing and cooking meals – can be done safely and efficiently.
Vision rehabilitation therapy provides the tools and training to assist individuals in adapting to their vision loss, taking care of the home, achieving career objectives and continuing to enjoy leisure activities. Adaptive methods and techniques become powerful tools in performing everyday tasks. Training can be provided at ABVI, in the individual’s home, out in the community, or at the individual’s job site—depending upon the needs, goals, and preferences of the person receiving services.
After an initial consultation, our Vision Rehabilitation Therapists may teach adaptations and recommend adaptive equipment as needed for any challenge within a variety of skill areas which include:
- Communication skills
- Financial skills
- Meal preparation
- Home management
- Personal/family care
- Leisure activities
The skills addressed by the Vision Rehabilitation Therapists are identified together with the person receiving services, and are based on their needs, interests and preferences.
To speak with one of ABVI’s experienced Vision Rehabilitation Therapists, please call (585) 232-1111.