Low Vision Center
Miami Lighthouse and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Collaborate on Vision Rehabilitation services.
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American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages early
vision rehabilitation referrals for patients with vision loss.
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To make an appointment
for a low vision assessment or
an in-home consultation,
is low vision?
Low vision is a
visual impairment – not correctable by standard eyeglasses, contact
lenses, medicine, or surgery – that interferes with a person’s ability to
perform everyday activities. Low vision can result from a variety of
diseases and injuries that affect the eye. Many people with low vision
have age related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma or diabetic
vision affect people’s lives?
People with low
vision may experience physical, psychological and economic changes that
diminish their quality of life. Without assistance and training
individuals may be unaware of or have difficulty using assistive devices
designed to compensate for low vision and have problems completing tasks
of daily living.
In-home services for individuals with low
Miami Lighthouse offers in-home services by our licensed
occupational therapist and a certified low vision therapist for
individuals who need to make adjustments and modifications in their home,
which may include lighting, tactile markings, assistive devices and other
recommendations from referring physicians to increase safety and
independence in their home environment.
Do you have difficulty with any of the
Reading books and newspapers
- Identifying coins and bills
- Reading labels
Changes in lighting
Navigating stairs, steps, curbs
Crossing the street
Using home appliances
Locating grocery items
Locating and using utensils
Lighthouse Vision Solutions Center
At our Vision Solutions
Center, a whole world of special magnifying devises exists to assist with
specific tasks, including bold line markers, hand-held magnifiers,
closed-circuit television, read/write systems and miniature spotting
scopes. Instructors are available to provide assistance with selection and
guidance on how to use one’s vision to its fullest potential. To contact
the Vision Solutions Center please call 305-856-9100 or
John Garcia, Licensed Dispensing Optician,
Vision Solutions Center Manager.
In 2015 low vision exams were provided to 528 patients, of which
143 patients received vision rehabilitation services from our
occupational therapist. Low Vision Occupational Therapy units of
service totaled 216. Our Vision Solutions Center provided services to
1,484 clients which included identifying adaptive aids to improve
functional vision. Through community presentations an additional 1,746
individuals primarily affected by age-related eye disease participated
in outreach seminars “Living with Low Vision.”