Low Vision Services

Certified Low Vision Therapists (CLVT) help you to maximize your remaining vision.  We want to help you use your vision effectively. People often find that the right kind of lighting and the right sized print help them to read and write faster and with greater ease. Our CLVTs are trained to help you determine the kind of lighting, magnification and print size you need to reduce eye strain or fatigue. Our staff is knowledgeable about the different kinds of products on the market. There are both high and low tech solutions that you and your CLVT will explore. As your partner in the process, your CLVT will assess your needs and make recommendations. Together, you will identify the goals you want to focus on and the pace you need to achieve them.

Goals may include:

Magnification and Controlling Light

  • Adjustable Lighting Sources
  • Portable Hand Held Optical Magnifiers
  • Portable Electronic Hand Held Magnification
  • Stand Alone Electronic Magnification
  • Exploration of Glare Shields and Sunglasses

 

Communications

  • Accessing the Telephone and Directory
  • Writing Letters
  • Large Print communications
  • Braille communications
  • Computer communications

 

Time Management

  • Telling Time
  • Tracking of Appointments
  • Address Books
  • Personal Phone Books

 

Personal and Home Management

  • Keeping your Home Safe
  • Paying Bills
  • Managing Medications
  • Cleaning the Home
  • Keeping your Home Organized
  • Simple Home Repairs

 

Recreation and Leisure

  • Playing Cards and Other Games
  • Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches
  • Gardening
  • Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Quilting
  • Other Outdoor Recreation (such as)
    • Downhill Skiing
    • Bicycling
    • Hiking

 

After working together and identifying goals, we may recommend that you have a Low Vision examination by a Low Vision Optometrist. There is no cost for the examination to visually impaired individuals who are referred by VABVI. If prescription glasses are prescribed, you are responsible for this cost. VABVI does not cover the cost of prescription glasses or optical devices that may be recommended.

For more information, please contact Dan Norris at 802-505-4006 ext. 101 or email dnorris@vabvi.org