Low Vision Rehabilitation Program

The Low Vision Rehabilitation Program at Aurora Health Care provides a comprehensive service to assist persons who have low vision. Low vision is commonly caused by macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma or cataracts. It may present as a loss of visual field, light sensitivity, distorted vision or loss of contrast. Many visually impaired people experience difficulty with regular activities of daily living such as cooking, shopping, managing finances and medication, watching television, reading, and taking care of their personal needs.

Occupational therapists who specialize in low vision will work with you, your significant others, primary physician and/or ophthalmologist to conduct an initial evaluation. Based on the results of the evaluation, a treatment plan will be established. The therapist will provide individualized instruction to help you achieve your personal rehabilitation goals.

Aurora's Low Vision Evaluation details

  • Gathering information and identification of your personal goals related to your lifestyle, work and leisure interests
  • Assessing the functional needs, capabilities and limitations of your vision
  • Education about your eye problem and its affect on function
  • Introduction to glare control, contrast enhancement and lighting to improve ability to see
  • Strategies for writing, watching television, reading, marking appliances and use of optical/non-optical aids
  • Trial use of magnification devices in the clinic
  • Recommendations for home and community safety
  • Information on community resources, support services and driver readiness.

Aurora's Low Vision Rehabilitation Program wants to support and enable you to use your remaining vision so that you can live an independent, safe, functional and meaningful life.

Locations that offer this service

Milwaukee County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
945 N. 12th St., 4th floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 219-5241

Outpatient Neuro Rehab Program
Aurora West Allis Medical Center
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 328-6630

Washington County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center
Aurora Health Center
1640 E. Sumner St.
Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 670-4300/

Waukesha County

Aurora Rehabilitation Center/Aurora Sports Medicine Institute
Aurora Medical Center in Summit
36500 Aurora Dr.
Summit, WI 53066
(262) 434-2600

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