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Visual Impairment Program

Visual impairment results in a decreased ability to use vision for activities of daily living. Occupational therapy at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital Outpatient Therapy Center can help a patient compensate for a visual change to improve independence and safety in the home and community.

Visual Impairment Program Services

Our specially trained occupational therapists work with patients on an individual basis to address visual deficits for increased independence.

Services include:

Comprehensive evaluation
Our assessment will take into account the patient’s past medical history. Our evaluation will include several specialized tests, and the findings and recommendations will be reviewed with the patient.

These tests include:

  • Visual acuity
  • Contrast sensitivity
  • Visual field deficit
  • Visual inattention
  • Oculomotor dysfunction
  • Visual perceptual deficit
  • Visual reaction time

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This dynamic, state-of-the-art system promotes, and enhances visual function, muscular coordination ,and neuromotor abilities. The Vision Coach offers multiple programs and features to assess and treat various diagnosis and disabilities, such as: central and peripheral awareness; visual attention, processing, recognition and reaction time; binocularity; field loss deficit; visual motor integration; eye, hand, and body coordination; balance; and cognition.

Patients work with an occupational therapist. Vision therapy may focus on some or all of the following areas:

  • Visual field training
  • Visual reaction time training
  • Eye/hand coordination
  • Compensatory training and re-education
  • Perceptual skill training
  • Adaptive technology and equipment
  • Visual retraining activities
  • Home exercise program
  • Visual retraining activities

Who Uses Visual Impairment Program Services

Adult and pediatric patients with visual impairments from:

  • Stroke – related to visual field deficits
  • Brain injury – related to oculomotor and visual field deficits
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Aging
  • Other diseases of the eye

Contact the Visual Impairment Program

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Mary Free Bed's Visual Impairment Program at:

PHONE
616.242.0366 or 800.668.6001

FAX PRESCRIPTIONS
616.493.9827

EMAIL
adult.outpatient@maryfreebed.com

LOCATION
350 Lafayette SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4651 | Map

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