Visit Details

If you make the decision to participate in the vision rehabilitation program at the Weigel Williamson Center, this is what you can expect at your visits.

First visit to the Center (3 hours)

Interview

 interview

  • Discussion of how low vision has affected your lifestyle
  • Identification of your goals for vision rehabilitation

Vision Mapping

 vision mapping

  • Completion of an SLO test which will map the location of your best remaining vision

Low Vision Exam

 low vision exam

  • Conducted by one of our low vision doctors
  • Testing of near or reading vision, distance vision and your ability to see contrast
  • Review of your visual needs and goals
  • Determination of low vision devices and training activities which will help you achieve your goals

Second visit to the Center (1 1/2 hour)

 Review of Goals

  • Review of your vision rehabilitation goals with an occupational therapist
  • Setting of short and long term goals based upon your interests and skills

 Training in Use of Low Vision Devices

training in use of low vision devices

  • Training by an occupational therapist in the use of your prescribed low vision devices
  • Review of instructions on how to practice with low vision devices at home and carry out activities of daily living

Community Resources

  • Introduction to community resources that will improve your quality of life

Training Sessions (1 to 2 hours)

Low Vision House staff train their low vision patients

Your occupational therapist will continue to work with you to meet your vision goals at the Weigel Williamson Center. One or two sessions may also be held at your home.

Training will help with activities such as:

  • Reading and writing
  • Preparing meals
  • Managing finances
  • Doing hobbies and crafts
  • Shopping and more

Final Visit (30 minutes)

A final visit to answer any questions.

After your rehabilitation goals have been met, you will visit with your low vision doctor to:

  • Review your vision rehabilitation program
  • Receive answers to any questions that you may have

A summary report will be sent to your primary eye doctor.