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Low Vision Rehabilitation

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Our Approach

Do you find it difficult to perform everyday activities such as reading, writing, watching TV, or shopping? You’re not alone. Low vision affects 1 in 6 American adults and two-thirds of people over age 65. It’s often caused by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma.

The Augusta University Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic offers assessment and strategies to increase your safety and independence. We’ll help you learn how to use adaptive equipment, make simple home modifications, adjust activities, and maximize your remaining vision

We take an innovative, personalized approach to coping with low vision based on your particular goals and your individual interests and skills. Together, we explore functional solutions that help you overcome daily challenges.

  • The area's only specialized low vision rehabilitation services with a certified occupational therapist. 

  • Individualized services to patients, focusing on their specific goals and concerns to determine a treatment plan for improving their independence, safety, and quality of life

  • Top-of-the-line optical equipment to evaluate and treat patients

  • Home visits to patients in the CSRA to assess safety, environmental needs, and make home modifications to improve independence and safety

  • High patient satisfaction ratings allowing patients to feel independent and safe following rehabilitation

We’ll introduce you to available resources and schedule training sessions based on your specific needs:

  • Mobility
  • Reading and writing
  • Lighting and contrast
  • Glare control
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Sewing and crafts
  • Community activities

The Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic is housed in the Augusta University College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy in collaboration with Augusta University Medical Center's Department of Ophthalmology and the Augusta University James & Jean Culver Vision Discovery Institute.

Referral from an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or primary care physician is required.


Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

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