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Text Box: There are times when some patients, despite their doctor’s best efforts, are left with some level of visual impairment, low vision.  This often seems to make reading, writing and doing everyday tasks almost impossible.  Visions of Independence helps people who have vision loss live their lives and gives them new hope.  Our trained occupational therapists work with people in their own homes.  We teach patients who have low vision alternative strategies to do everyday tasks and introduce them to some simple adaptive equipment that can make doing things a lot easier.  We help low vision patients who have macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy among other eye diseases better cope with their vision loss.  
We connect low vision patients to programs and services that can also be very helpful.  Many of these programs are free.   The challenge is that few people know that there is help and services available to help them reclaim their lives.  Our services are  covered by Medicare, HMO's and other insurance programs. 
We, at Visions of Independence, know that some little changes in the way visually impaired people do things can significantly increase their independence and safety.
One of our therapists teaching a reading strategy to a patirnt.