Age-related diseases and visual impairments due to neurological disorders can lead to low vision and significantly affect safety, restrict independence and limit the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), work and/or leisure activities.

NorthShore’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services provides assessment, training and therapy for people with low vision as a result of conditions including:

Patients meet with one of our experienced occupational therapists during an initial evaluation session to assess their acuity, contrasts sensitivity, visual fields and binocularity and oculo-motor functions. The therapist may also conduct an ADL assessment, including independence in functional communication. Treatment may include safety education, training in the use of adaptive equipment and instruction in compensatory ADL techniques and visual motor training.

For more information, call 847.570.1260.

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