Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute Vision Rehabilitation Program
Froedtert and Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute Vision Rehabilitation aims to teach patients how to function with low vision. The emphasis is on helping patients make the most of their remaining sight and maintain and regain a higher quality of life. The professional staff at the Eye Institute Vision Rehabilitation program works closely with patients to create long-range plans to remain independent. Their occupational therapist helps patients tap into community resources and acquire and use low vision aids, such as magnification devices, adaptive lighting, telescopes, large-print reading materials, talking assistive devices, speech-synthesized devices, and closed-circuit television. In addition, because the Eye Institute is a center for research, patients in the Vision Rehabilitation program often have access to the latest low vision technologies. For example, several clients have received the implanted macular telescope (IMT), an investigational vision aid that is actually implanted inside the eyeball.