The Center for Vision Rehabilitation

The Center for Vision Rehabilitation in Durham, NC, specializes in providing low vision care for individuals who are visually impaired. Vision rehabilitation uses special methods of evaluation and treatment to determine methods to maximize vision for individuals whose vision is not adequate for their needs – such as reading, driving, reading signs, seeing the blackboard, using the computer. These tests are not the same as the routine eye examinations you might experience when visiting your optometrist or ophthalmologist. These tests are specific to determine how to improve your sight for your individual and personal needs.

We evaluate and manage individuals with vision loss from:

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Albinism
  • Nystagmus
  • Macular Holes
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Glaucoma
  • Achromatopsia
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Head Injury
  • Stroke
  • Hemianopsia and other visual field loss
  • Double vision (diplopia)

We use a range of optical and electronic devices to help improve your vision, including:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact Lenses
  • Magnifiers
  • Hi-power reading eyeglasses
  • Handheld telescopes
  • Spectacle mounted telescopes (bioptics)
  • Prism lenses
  • Closed-circuit televisions (CCTV)
  • Head born video magnifiers
  • Special sunglass filters
  • Large print materials
  • Special lighting

Not only does the Center for Vision Rehabilitation offer in-depth evaluations, but we now have a special vision aid demonstration center, complete with a full range of low vision devices for your evaluation. This facility allows you to carefully assess the treatment options available to you so you can be certain of their effectiveness. Our trained and experienced vision aid technologists are available for your convenience. Appointments are recommended.

We have available a broad array of low vision aid devices from manufacturers including:

  • Ocutech
  • Eschenbach
  • Schweitzer
  • COIL
  • Designs for Vision
  • Beecher
  • Enhanced Vision Systems
  • Telesensory
  • Optelec
  • Magnasight
  • Dazor
  • Luxor
  • Walters
  • Selsi
  • Bausch and Lomb

Low Vision Rehabilitation – Success Stories

Read about the remarkable success that Tom Aldridge and Jeanette Hundley achieved after visiting the Center for Vision Rehabilitation.

Low Vision Rehabilitation – Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to many questions you may have about low vision care. If you or a loved one has been told that nothing more could be done for failing vision – then low vision care may be the answer you have been seeking. You should seek low vision care as soon as possible after a diagnosis of vision loss has been made.

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