Low Vision Rehabilitation

Comprehensive low vision services in Marion, Virginia

According to the National Eye Institute, low vision is defined as having an impairment of visual acuity that interferes with learning, working, socializing, or any daily tasks of living. This visual impairment can be either acquired or congenital, and cannot be corrected by standard prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, surgery, or medicine.

If you have low vision, our qualified eye doctor for low vision rehabilitation in Marion, Virginia can maximize your remaining vision and upgrade your independent quality of life.

What is low vision rehabilitation?

Low vision rehabilitation does not diagnose or treat eye disease, but rather it helps you to find ways to function in spite of vision impairment. At Envision Eye Care, our low vision rehabilitation team will evaluate how your eyes function and what your visual needs are. This team may include professionals who offer optometric, medical, social, psychological, physical, and mobility services.

With the help of an experienced low vision team, you will learn new ways to use your remaining sight, including strategies to perform the daily activities that you want to do. You may also be fitted with new, specialized eyeglasses and other optics to magnify, sharpen, and/or widen your field of view.

In general, low vision rehabilitation involves multidisciplinary training to enhance your functional abilities. It will be customized to meet your unique lifestyle needs.

How can low vision rehabilitation help with daily living?

By fitting you with the most suitable low vision devices, such as optics and computerized devices, low vision rehabilitation can help with:

  • Reading
  • Watching TV
  • Using the computer
  • Recognizing friends and family
  • Paying the bills
  • Signing your name
  • Walking stairs and crossing the street
  • Driving
  • And more…

What are some types of low vision rehabilitation therapies?

  • The primary treatment implemented in low vision rehabilitation is optical magnification. Magnifying lenses can be handheld, mounted on glasses, or stand-mounted for different tasks.
  • Electronic low vision devices, such as specially designed computer software and apps for smartphones and tablets can enlarge images and enhance visual contrast.
  • Text-to-speech screen readers can be very useful.
  • Installing better illumination, such as task lighting, is another effective way to improve visual functioning.

Low vision rehabilitation in Marion, Virginia begins with an eye exam

After a qualified eye doctor assesses your eye condition and degree of visual impairment, you will be matched with the most effective low vision aids and strategies to optimize your functional eyesight. In general, low vision services enable people with vision loss to gain greater control of their surroundings, leading to a higher level of self-confidence and satisfaction and a lower level of anxiety, depression, and frustration with daily living. The objective is to teach you how to live normally and fully – even with low vision.

Marion, VA Office

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Cedar Bluff, VA Office

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Bristol, TN Office

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed