Low Vision Services
Learning to live independently and productively as a visually impaired individual requires determination, ingenuity and often times professional assistance.
For many visually impaired individuals this means simply being able to read the newspaper and the labels at the grocery store. For others, vocational rehabilitation and successful employment may be a long term goal. Success as a visually impaired individual depends on your ability to develop alternative techniques and strategies to accomplish your visual goals. This will require the development of effective techniques for reading and writing independently and for managing printed information. Independent travel skills are also essential.
We have done an extensive review and compilation of material and resources available for visually impaired individuals. We suggest that all visually impaired individuals who are in need of assistance begin by following the strategy as outlined below:
Strategy for the Visually Impaired:
- Contact our office and request a low vision evaluation. We can professionally prescribe and provide optical aides, which can enhance your ability to reach your visual goals.
- Contact the Division of Rehabilitation Services for individuals who are visually impaired. They provide Independent living services and vocational rehabilitation to individuals with visual impairments.
Division of Rehabilitation Services
For the Blind and Visually Impaired
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Contact: Jamie Geraghty
410-224-6680 or 301-565-1651