If you, or someone you know, suffers from a vision impairment, ask your optometrist about low-vision rehabilitation. An optometrist who provides low-vision rehabilitative services can help people with low vision regain their independence.
People with low vision can learn a variety of techniques to help them perform daily activities with what vision remains. Government and private programs offer educational and vocational counseling, occupational therapy, rehabilitation training and more.
Since 1999, both the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have called for Medicare to cover low-vision rehabilitation services. Many Medicare carriers now have policies that cover some vision rehabilitation services. Ask your optometrist's office about this type of coverage.
Help is available today. Find out from your optometrist how low-vision rehabilitation can make all the difference in your daily life.