Allied Services offers a comprehensive approach to rehabilitating individuals with low vision. The goal of Low Vision Rehabilitation is to provide individualized, quality care to adults with low vision deficits, to help them maximize your remaining vision and lead a more independent life.
Goals are accomplished by teaching compensatory strategies to utilize remaining vision. These strategies may include training in the use of magnifiers, adaptive equipment and eccentric viewing techniques. Services are provided by the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Department.
- Corneal disease
- Optical nerve atrophy
- Cortical vision impairment
- Retinal dystrophies
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Stroke or brain injury
- Macular degeneration
- Tunnel vision
- Visual perceptual disorders
- Visual field loss
At Allied Services we strive to get you back to your best possible health. We understand that each patient is unique and conditions sometimes call for specialty services. Our low vision rehabilitation program is tailored to your specific visual needs. We assess the current visual functioning, use assistive technology when needed, and constantly educate you and your family on the condition of your vision. Our therapists will teach you compensatory strategies for daily activities and what type of environmental modifications are necessary. We also offer referrals to community services that suit your needs and abilities.
Originally designed as a device to improve the visuomotor skills of athletes, the Dynavision™ Light Training Board has been adapted to provide the same training benefits to persons whose visual and motor function has been compromised by injury or disease. For persons with visual and visuomotor impairment the apparatus is used to train compensatory search strategies, improve oculomotor skills such as localization, fixation, gaze shift, and tracking, increase peripheral visual awareness, visual attention and anticipation, and improve eye-hand coordination and visuomotor reaction time.
To provide the best care possible for patients recovering from a debilitating condition or injury, Allied Services provides a comprehensive, seamless continuum of rehabilitative care. Our outpatient programs are primarily for people living safely at home who have completed or did not require a post-acute inpatient stay, but require additional rehabilitative therapy to alleviate physical limitation or pain.
If a patient suffering from a debilitating condition or injury requires intensive, around-the-clock nursing and/or therapy services, but cannot tolerate or does not require the intensity of therapy delivered during an inpatient rehab hospital stay, or their insurance does not cover inpatient rehabilitation, they would be an appropriate candidate for a transitional or long-term stay at our skilled nursing facility. Conversely, if the patient requires 24-hour care and can tolerate the intensity of a stay at one of our rehabilitation hospitals, they would be best suited for a stay at one of our inpatient facilities.
At Allied Services, patient outcome metrics such as average number of visits, pain reduction, reduced function limitation, and likelyhood of recommending Allied Services to others, are among the best in the United States:
- 98% of our outpatient population reported that their overall rating of care received was either good or very good.
- 97% of our outpatient population reported that they would recommend out services to others.
- 93% of our outpatient population reported that they either had no pain or a decrease in their pain during their treatment.
Our rehabilitation facilities regularly outperform other rehabilitation providers nationwide. According to statistics compiled by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation, Allied Services ranks in the top 4% of 892 rehabilitation centers in the United States.
Patients need a prescription from their doctor in order to enroll in the low vision program at Allied Rehab and Heinz Rehab. Insurance coverage for this program is provided by most health insurance policies. Note that for the low vision program, while an optometrist or ophthalmologist can initiate a referral, the prescription for treatment must be from your primary physician. For specific questions on how to obtain a referral or health insurance coverage, please call (570) 826-3900 (Wilkes-Barre) or (570) 348-1360 (Scranton).
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