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Low Vision

Occupational Therapy offers a low vision program that specializes in the treatment of people with medical and visual conditions.

What is Low Vision?

Low vision is a visual impairment severe enough to interfere with performance of daily activities, yet allowing some usable vision.

What Causes Low Vision?

There are many different conditions that can cause low vision, including:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma

Why is OT Needed For People With Low Vision?

People with low vision may have difficulty with daily living activities such as:

  • Dressing
  • Cooking
  • Use of dials on the microwave, telephone
  • Reading
  • Writing

Occupational Therapy can help you regain and maintain independence in your life.

What To Expect

When you come for an appointment our occupational therapists will:

  • Assess your visual impairments
  • Train you in the use of adaptive equipment
  • Educate you about techniques that compensate for low vision
  • Help you to return to functional and independent living


Call your ophthalmologist, primary care physician, or optometrist and ask for a referral to the low vision program at Strong Health Occupational Therapy. You will need a prescription from your doctor prior to scheduling an appointment.

Most insurances are accepted. HMOs require prior approval.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (585) 341-9000.

We are located at the Strong Rehabilitation Center at Clinton Crossings:

4901 Lac de Ville Blvd., Bldg D
Suite 250
Rochester, NY 14618