Low Vision Program

Low Vision Program

Siskin Hospital’s Low Vision Program is conducted by occupational therapists with specialized training in low vision.

The ultimate goal of the Low Vision Program is to help people with low vision safely perform daily activities.


Who would benefit from the program?

People with less than 20/60 acuity (with glasses), or people with a loss of peripheral field or central vision.

The Low Vision Program helps improve independence with:
  • Reading and writing
  • Money management
  • Cooking
  • Shopping
  • Mobility
  • Medication management
  • Telling time
  • Using the telephone

Services include training in the use of visual aids. We can also perform evaluation and modification of the home environment to improve safety and independence, when appropriate.

Admission Guidelines

Referral to the program requires an order from your eye doctor stating “Occupational Therapy-Evaluate and Treat for Low Vision.” Referrals may be faxed to 423.634.4578.

Learn more about Siskin Hospital’s involvement with the Tennessee Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Project.

To learn more about the Low Vision Program, please call 423.339.1492 or e-mail lowvision@siskinrehab.org.

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