Low Vision Rehabilitation Therapists teach people with blindness or visual impairments and their families how to perform daily tasks that have become difficult because of vision loss. Adaptive equipment may be used or an alternate method to perform the task may be taught. Common areas of instruction are meal preparation, check writing, using a computer, medication identification and practical use of magnifiers. Most lessons take place in the client’s home and are based on the interests and needs of the client with the goal of improving independence.
Orientation and Mobility Instruction
A Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist teaches individuals how to travel safely and confidently within their homes and throughout their communities. This includes instruction on proper use of a white cane, walking with others, street crossing and using public transportation.