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Occupational Therapist Can Help Those With Vision Loss

Occupational Therapists can help with vision loss.
Vision loss, for any reason, can be devastating. It has such an impact on your daily life, including the ability to navigate around your home safely, read your mail, pay your bills, read the labels on your medications, use a phone, and so on. 
 
Most people aren’t aware of how an occupational therapist can help those with vision loss. An OT can recommend modifications to your home, assistive devices to help magnify reading materials, or phones designed for those who have difficulty seeing a standard phone. OTs teach you how to use modern technology to take care of things around your home, such as turning on lights and telling the time. You may need to alter your daily routine, and an OT is the perfect professional to help do that! If you or a loved one are experiencing problems with your vision, reach out to have an occupational therapist meet with you to design your individualized plan. 
 

At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy we can get you set up with the right therapist for you. Call today to schedule a consultation!

Reddy Care Great Neck: 516-829-0030
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Author
Michele Hughes, OTR/L My name is Michele Hughes and I’m the new OT clinical director at Reddy Care. While I may be new to Reddy Care, I am not new to the field of Occupational Therapy. I have been an OT for 23 years, having graduated from Quinnipiac College (now University) in 1996 with a degree in OT. I have worked in many settings, including acute care hospitals, acute and sub-acute rehab, schools, pediatric sensory clinics, as well as over 15 years in home care (both Med A and B). Homecare is my preferred treatment setting due to the ability to treat patients individually, in their own environment. I love to see the impact that I can have on improving the quality of life of our patients.

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