Vision Therapy

Rehabilitation Program for Patients with Low Vision

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.

Conditions treated include:

  • Corneal disease
  • Optical nerve atrophy
  • Cortical vision impairment
  • Retinal dystrophies
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Glaucoma
  • Stroke or brain injury
  • Macular degeneration
  • Uveitis
  • Tunnel vision
  • Visual perceptual disorders
  • Visual field loss

Technologies involved:

  • Dynavision™
  • The Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS®)

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Specialty Services

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. Our therapists will teach you compensatory strategies for daily activities and changes you can make around the home to make life easier. We also offer referrals to community services that suit your needs.

Referrals & Insurance

Patients need a prescription from their doctor in order to enroll in the low vision program at Allied Services 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 and the surrounding areas) or 570-348-1360 (Scranton and the surrounding areas).

Contact our admissions office to make a referral. We offer this service free of charge, and admissions usually begin within 24 hours of receiving a referral

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