One of the services we are most excited about is for low vision patients. This includes patients that are partially to legally blind who cannot be helped with standard glasses or medical treatment, as well as those with macular degeneration, glaucoma, and other eye diseases. Our Lincoln Park low vision therapy program uses tools such as telescopes, special microscopic reading glasses, magnifying aides, closed circuit television, electronic aides, and lighting devises to help our low vision patients.
Our Lincoln Park low vision therapy program is a highly effective vision rehabilitation process that restores vision and functionality to individuals suffering from low vision disabilities (such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and certain types of stroke-related vision disorders). We will work with you to maximize the use of your remaining vision, improve or maintain reading abilities by means of our visual training program, modify activities and environment in order to increase safety and independence, select appropriate assistive devices, use assistive devices and adaptive equipment to compensate for decrease vision, and help you access community support groups and resources. At Chicago Vision Club, our certified low vision therapists develop and conduct a functional assessment of visual abilities for everyday tasks that are important to the individual with low vision. Everyday visual tasks might include reading, writing, moving through space, grooming, watching television, cooking, cleaning, household repair, finding lost objects, or other educational, vocational or recreational pursuits. The nature and extent of services needed is guided by the results of the functional assessment.
If you would like to learn more about low vision therapy, we highly recommend that you visit our practice’s main website to browse through some additional, detailed information that you might find useful. If you have any specific questions or concerns that we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here directly. Our Lincoln Park low vision therapists look forward to working with you and creating a realistic and functional therapy program that is best for you and your vision.