Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation

General Information

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation
600 BelAir Boulevard, Suite 110
Mobile Alabama 1 36606
(251) 476 4744
visionrehab@bellsouth.net
http://www.csvrlowvision.org/

Brief Description

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation is a non-profit community-based organization, dedicated to helping those with low vision and blindness. It has offices in Mobile, Montgomery, and Fairhope, Alabama.

The clinic provides professional evaluation by eye doctors (ODs and MDs), occupational therapists, ophthalmic technicians, computer specialists and others. It works in collaboration with state agencies and regional and national resources.

Staff

Kim Bufalo, R.N., Executive Director

Lindsey Dana, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

Joe Fontenot, M.D., Medical Director, jlfontenot@bellsouth.net

Cheri Glaus OD, O.D., 251 476 4744

Services Offered

  • Assessment
    • Provides professional evaluation by a medical doctor or an optometrist, occupational therapists, ophthalmic technicians, computer specialists and others.

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers training to people with vision loss to use different ways of adapting to a change in their capabilities, so they may continue to perform their usual duties, hobbies and remain as independent and functional as possible. Occupational therapists demonstrate and train patients in the many ways to adapt to the problems and limitations of vision loss. They show how to do things like cook, sew, write, do financial affairs and correspondence.

  • Information and Referral
    • Assists clients with contacting appropriate state and national agencies (such as the Veterans Administration, Department of Rehabilitation Services, etc.)

  • Low Vision Services
    • Full service Low vision rehabilitation medical clinics staffed by Medical Doctor, Optometrist and Occupational Therapist with full complement of glasses, magnifiers and adaptive aids.Home visits, support groups, computer workshops and advocacy offered.

  • Support Groups
    • Support groups for those with vision loss are available in Mobile, Baldwin and Montgomery in Alabama and in Gulfport in Mississippi.