Richard E. Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness

General Information

Richard E. Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore Maryland 1 21204
(443) 849 2658
https://www.gbmc.org/lowvision

Brief Description

Dr. Janet Sunness specializes in low vision rehabilitation, retinal disease, clinical electrophysiology and visual function testing. Michelle Bianci, OTR/L, CLVT is a occupational therapist specializing in low vision needs.

Staff

Janet Sunness, Medical Director, jsunness@gbmc.org

Services Offered

  • Assistive Products
    • Sells low vision devices such as magnifiers and telescopes (upon evaluation)and referral for CCTVs. The Hoover VIEW offers one-stop shopping for nonoptical devices such as writing guides, talking watches, pens, as well as a technology demonstration center offering public access to the latest electronic magnifiers. Products for sale on site.

  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in patient's environment by professionals certified in rehabilitation and orientation and mobility.

  • Financial Assistance
    • Hoover Low Vision has small grant opportunities for our low income patients for optical devices.

  • In-Home Services
    • Provides in-home functional evaluations which may include training in activities of daily living, lighting, safety, O&M as well as work-evaluations.

  • Low Vision Services
    • Performs low vision evaluations at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

  • Professional Training
    • Offers ophthalmology resident training in low vision.

  • Services for Seniors

  • Support Groups
    • Holds share group meetings as scheduled.

  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.