The Augusta University Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic offers
assessment services and coping strategies for people with low vision to increase their safety and independence. Daily living activities are the most basic and important activities of human life. Low vision can have a direct impact on an individual’s ability to complete necessary activities of daily living essential to maintain independence.
Housed in the Department of Occupational Therapy, the Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic is devoted in assessing low vision diagnoses that effect both physical and mental well-being. By doing this, we are able to educate individuals on compensatory strategies and assistive devices that may allow continued independence and improve quality of life.
Low vision affects one in six American adults and two-thirds of people over 65. It's often caused by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma.
Occupational Therapy Low Vision Rehab Clinical Director, Mallory Lanier, will help you learn how to use adaptive equipment, make simple home modifications, and adjust activities to maximize your vision and independence. We welcome referrals from all ophthalmologist, optometrist, and primary care physician groups. You will be introduced to available resources in customized therapy sessions to address:
Reading and writing
Lighting and contrast
Sewing and crafts
The Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic is housed in the Augusta University College of Allied Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy in collaboration with the AU Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology and the Augusta University Culver Vision Discovery Institute.