Ohio State helps you function better despite your visual impairment.

Ohio State’s Rehabilitation Vision Program offers rehabilitation services to those affected by vision loss or impairment. Our services include a variety of tools and techniques to help you reach the highest level of function and wellness.

Our Patients

Our services benefit patients who are experiencing a visual impairment that is not correctable by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. That visual impairment may be related to:

Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?

Patients from across the region choose Ohio State for help coping with their vision loss. Here’s why:

Personalized Care: You will receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet your needs and lead you toward your health goals. Our innovative rehabilitative team will address your physical and emotional needs related to your vision impairment. We will help you learn the skills and techniques you need to improve your abilities at work, home and social settings

Accredited Programs: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognizes our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care.

Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.

Our Services

Our Services

This program offers rehabilitation services to help in each phase of your rehabilitation — from services offered in the hospital (inpatient services) to those offered after returning home (outpatient services). These services continue your care to help achieve your highest level of recovery.

Following a physician's referral, your rehabilitation may include:

Functional improvement:

  • Suggestions for modifying your home, work and daily routines
  • Vision components (clearness, visual field, contrast sensitivity, glare reaction time)

Vision screening by occupational therapist or review of recent vision evaluation:

  • Video and computer technology (screen enhancement or magnification, closed circuit TV)
  • Nonoptical strategies (working at closer distances, using natural light, large-print books)
  • Optical devices (prescription magnifiers, reading glasses, telescopes)

Treatment Team

Your Treatment Team

Your personalized treatment plan starts with a team of specialists who may include:

  • Occupational therapists who specialize in improving patients' ability to complete activities of daily living
  • Social workers who specialize in the social, emotional and financial needs of families and patients

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