Evaluation & Treatment
- The occupational therapist explains the role of the program, identifies the client's goals and develops a treatment plan. The plan and goals are derived from information gained through client interview as well as from functional eye assessment tools including the MN Read and the Pepper Test.
- The occupational therapist also determines any other deficits that may impact learning or impair use of low vision adaptive equipment.
- The treatment plan is sent to the ordering physician for approval and facilitates communication.
Treatment length can vary from one to six visits depending on the client's needs. Instruction and training, based on the client goals and plan, may include the following:
- Activities of Daily Living including both self-care and homemaking task
- Lighting and contrast
- Adaptive techniques
- Adaptive equipment
- Use of hand held magnifiers for reading
- Eccentric Viewing
- Home modification for improved functional use
- Introduction to use of CCTV or Zoomtext for the computer
- Driving Evaluation
- Community Resources including Support Groups
- LIFE Center - a Patient/Family Resource and Education Center