When confronted with vision loss, most adults initially turn an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist) for help, but it’s important to note that many different kinds of vision rehabilitation services are available and go far beyond what your family doctor, ophthalmologist, or optometrist may provide.
Below are interviews with, and profiles of, vision rehabilitation professionals.
An Eye Doctor Tells the Story of His Own Journey Through Vision Loss
Retired Executive Director of the Blinded Veterans Association
Director of Training and Admissions at Guiding Eyes for the Blind
CVRT, Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans’ Administration (VA) Hospital
M.Ed., CVRT, Adult Services Supervisor at the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
M.A., CLVT, Certified Low Vision Therapist in Utah
Retail Operations Manager at the SightConnection Store
M.A., COMS®, Orientation & Mobility Specialist
Program Coordinator and instructor for the Master’s and Certificate Programs in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy within the College of Education and Rehabilitation at Salus University
Stephanie Stephens Van
M.A., CLVT, VRT, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
LMSW, Intergenerational Program Director at VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in New York
CLVT, Rehabilitation Manager at the South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls