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What Is Vision Rehabilitation?

The answer is the kind of training and therapy that ensures you develop the skills and strategies needed to help you accomplish whatever goals you set for yourself -- in all stages of life -- regardless of your vision.

While vision rehabilitation cannot restore lost sight, it can maximize any existing sight you have or, if you have no vision, it can equip you with techniques to maintain an independent lifestyle. Vision rehabilitation can enable you to cope with vision loss, travel safely, take care of your home, meet your career objectives and enjoy leisure activities. In short, it can help you continue to do what you want to do.

Do You Need Vision Rehabilitation?

The following five questions may be able to help you determine whether vision rehabilitation is right for you. Because of your vision, do you have difficulty:

  1. Reading the newspaper or other fine print, even while wearing glasses?
  2. Moving around your home or elsewhere (such as bumping into things)?
  3. Traveling at night (seeing cars, locating curbs and stairways)?
  4. Identifying money or paying bills?
  5. Are you feeling sad, depressed or anxious about vision loss?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, or if vision problems are interfering with your life, the Lighthouse can help.

We offer a full range of services for everyone in need at any age both at our offices and in the home throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, Westchester County and the Mid-Hudson Valley.

To learn more, or to make an appointment, call 1-800- 829-0500 or email visionrehab@lighthouse.org

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