Low Vision Therapy

low vision therapistNorth Mississippi Medical Center's Low Vision Rehabilitation Services are provided by an occupational therapist who has specialty certification in low vision rehabilitation. The therapist evaluates your ability to perform daily tasks and the areas affected by vision impairment. Training is provided in either the home or the clinic, or in some cases both.

Who Can Benefit

A person is considered to have low vision when he is experiencing problems with daily activities because of his vision. You might benefit if you have any of the following:

  • Glaucoma
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Cost of Services

Medicare and most insurance will cover low vision services when provided by an occupational therapist. Services require a referral from an optometrist, ophthalmologist or your health care provider.

Services

Low Vision Rehabilitation Services can help you make the most of your remaining vision for:

  • Reading
  • Paying bills and managing finances
  • Preparing meals safely
  • Managing medicine
  • Preventing falls
  • Home management
  • Using computers, tablets, cell phones and other electronic devices
  • Navigating low lighting, glare and contrast
  • Leisure activities

Solutions may include:

  • Training with optical and non-optical devices
  • Teaching use of remaining vision
  • Teaching non-visual methods
  • Use of smart devices

What to Expect

Your first visit may last 1-1.5 hours. A followup appointment is often recommended.

What to Bring

  • Prescription glasses
  • Something you would like to see or read, such as a book or photos

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment for Low Vision Rehabilitation Services, call (662) 377-3340 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).