Barbara Smith Low Vision
Occupational Therapy Services are now available:
North Shore Massachusetts
All fees covered by Medicare
Ask your opthalmologist or optometrist to
order this service
Email for information: BsmithOTR@msn.com
just few of the things I do during a low vision occupational
therapy home visit:
patient's lighting set-ups. I usually amaze them with how much easier
it is to see when using a goose neck lamp that shines on the reading or
variety of magnification options that range from strong glasses
prescribed by a low vision optometrist to the magnifier lamp I bought
at Staples. I explain the difference between a hand-held vs. a
sources of glare and recommend changes to avoid glare.
vision product catalogs and brochures about the patient's specific
of yellow bold lined paper, enlarged check registry and puzzles.
to increase color contrast in the home.
Put bump dots
on appliance dial settings or other tactile cues as needed.
with macular degeneration eccentric viewing and teach patients with
glaucoma scanning techniques.
conditions for reading with clip board, lighting, magnifier etc.
available technologies including the CCTV and magnifier setting on the
of enlargement to see better, i.e. large numbered clocks,
telephones, large print bank checks, calendars etc.
trailing skills when needed.
adaptive equipment for daily living skills such as needle threading
machine and color contrast cutting boards.
to be safer i.e. remove throw rugs, use liquid soap, large oven mitts,
bright colors on furniture edges, steps, recommend railings.
patient as possible candidate for low vision optometrist
other social services or assistance.