Occupational Therapy for Visually Impaired
20.6 million Americans report experiencing vision impairment or blindness. It is one of the top 10 disabilities among adults over age 18.
At Newman Physical Therapy our occupational therapist work to ensure that individuals are able to participate in their communities despite visual impairment. Our occupational therapist will determine how vision impairment has limited your ability to complete specific daily tasks. The therapist then modifies the task and/or the environment to minimize or remove those limitations. For example, an occupational therapy practitioner might restructure a task to remove a vision-dependent step.
Your therapist will also evaluate your environment to help make recommendations and modifications to improve daily living.
OT’s provide interventions to improve visual attention, search and speed, and efficiency in visual processing. They will work closely with with your entire health care team to ensure are able to compensate for deficits in acuity, visual field, and eye movements to complete important daily activities safely and effectively.
If you are struggling with visual impairments or have a love one that is, Newman Physical Therapy is here to help! Call us today at (620) 342-4100 to schedule an appointment!