UPMC Visiting Nurses
 PROGRAMS:  LOW VISION
Which patients could benefit from the Low Vision Program?

Patients with the following conditions should be evaluated:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinal Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Stroke
  • Displaying difficulty in performing everyday activities due to vision impairment
What are the Goals of the Low Vision Program?
  • Enhance individual's existing vision and achieve specific functional goals
  • Maximize use of senses (auditory, olfactory, tactile, kinesthetics)
  • Develop strategies for written communication
  • Educate in environmental modification
  • Recommend adaptive devices to improve visual functioning
  • Equip patients with the skills, visual aides and confidence to function as independently as possible
  • Reduce limitations that result from loss of vision

Click here to learn more about the signs and signals of vision loss.

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