• Do you have difficulty reading print in newspapers, magazines, or books?

  • Does your vision make it hard for you to watch tv or use the computer?

  • Do you have a hard time reading labels on medicine bottles?

  • Do you find it difficult to read your own handwriting?

  • Is it hard to recognize the faces of family and friends?

If your vision is affecting your ability to perform any of these daily tasks, Braille Institute’s Low Vision Rehabilitation Service can help you.

While low vision may mean having a level of vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery; there are things you can do to continue living independently.

Losing vision doesn’t mean giving up on your life activities, it means learning new ways to do them. Wherever you are on the low vision spectrum, we have the expertise and resources to help you succeed.

Low Vision

Andrew Cabal, MS, OTR/L, CLVT

Melissa Caruso, BS, COTA/L

Caitlin Covert, OTD, OTR/L, CLVT

Elizabeth Lamprecht, MS, OTR/L, CLVT

Desiree Lanford, MS, OTR/L

Jennifer Lian, MS, OTR/L, CSRS, CLVT

Katie Scheuring, MS, MA, OTR/L, CLVT

Creig Smith OTD, OTR/L

John Turner, MS, OTR/L, CBIS, CLVT

Taylor Yandoli, MS, OTR/L, CLVT


Low Vision Rehabilitation Service and Support

Our FREE Low Vision Rehabilitation service and support includes personalized  appointments with Low Vision Specialists. They will work with you to maximize your remaining vision by:

  • Assessing your particular needs
  • Providing practical tips on lighting, contrast enhancement and glare control
  • Exploring devices that can help you accomplish everyday tasks like reading, watching TV, and more
  • Connecting you to semester classes and ongoing workshops

In addition to appointments with Low Vision Specialists, Braille Institute’s regional centers offer a variety of programs and services for the visually impaired including Independent Living Skills classes, Orientation & Mobility training,  technology classes, audio and braille books, and much more.

Call and schedule a FREE personal appointment with one of our Low Vision Specialists today 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553). Insurance not required or needed.

Personal consultations, classes and workshops are offered in-person; and offered virtually from the comfort of your own home by either computer or phone. Hybrid offerings are also available.

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What to expect from Low Vision Rehabilitation?

After going through our Low Vision Rehabilitation, you should be able to perform daily tasks that once seemed impossible such as reading the newspaper or using the computer. Whether it’s through contrast and lighting techniques or the use of magnifying devices, we will work with you to maximize your remaining vision.

Our Low Vision Rehabilitation Service is not a substitute for any medical treatments or about restoring sight, however, it will teach how to live well with low vision.

Who is Low Vision Rehabilitation for?

Individuals with a significant decrease in vision for any reason, but most commonly for conditions such as:

  • Cataracts
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Vision loss due to a stroke or traumatic brain injury

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