Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic at UW Health University Station Eye Clinic
The Low Vision Rehabilitation Clinic at the University of Wisconsin offers vision evaluations to clients age 12 and older, conducted by optometrists who can recommend appropriate low vision aids and various resources for living the best life possible with low vision. Because in-office training on recommended low vision aids is limited, the clinic works closely with the low vision therapist from the Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Madison to train patients on devices, eccentric fixation, scanning, tracking, and other rehabilitation services. The Council has a training room and provides loaners to clients to use in their homes and in real-life situations prior to purchasing. Since this type of service is not covered by Medicare or other insurance, there is a small upfront fee. The clinic does not sell low vision aids, but they may be purchased through the Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired or other sources.