Low Vision Services

Premier Visiting Nurse recognizes that low vision interferes with a patient’s ability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). ​Low vision also increase the risks for falls and injury at home, medication errors, mobility deficits, isolation, and unnecessary dependence on others.

​Patients with the following conditions should be considered for this service:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinal Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Legal Blindness
  • Low Vision
  • Scotoma
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Reteinitis Pigmentosa
  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome
  • Bilateral Field Syndrome

Program Goals

The program is NOT a means to regain lost vision nor does it rest solely on adaptive equipment. Instead, it includes teaching strategies that help clients compensate for low vision by:

  • Maximizing the use of senses (auditory, olfactory, tactile, kinesthetics)
  • Developing strategies for written communication
  • Educating in environmental modification
  • Recommending adaptive devices to improve visual functioning
  • Equipping patients with the skills, visual aides, and confidence to function as independently as possible
  • Reducing limitations that result from loss of vision

Program Services

Comprehensive assessment evaluates how vision can be enhanced

  • Optical and other low vision aids and assistive device training
  • Assistance in creating a “Low Vision Friendly living environment
  • Skilled nursing for medication management/compliance
  • Physical therapy for Balance, Gait Training, and Fall Prevention
  • Occupational therapy to assist with ADL retraining