Emergency Department

202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

4 min Average
Wait
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Low Vision 

Completing everyday activities can be difficult for people with visual impairments. Occupational Therapy helps people use their available vision to complete personal self-cares, home management tasks, community participation, rest/sleep, work, play, education, leisure, and social participation. The following are some ways that occupational therapy can help a person achieve their highest ability and goals:

  • Prevent accidents and injuries- fall prevention, defensive pedestrianism, driving assessment, medication management (including eye drops), exercise promotion, promote health and wellness. We do not teach white cane use.
  • Teach new skills – low vision compensation and remediation strategies using adaptive equipment, technology, magnification
  • Modify the task or environment - Contrast and lighting, adaptive strategies
  • Promote a healthy and satisfying lifestyle
  • We work in coordination with community agencies including WI Council for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Office for the Blind & Visually Impaired, DVR.