Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapist, Laura Hayes demonstrates wide lined paper and task lighting to assist a low vision patient write a grocery listAbout

Occupational therapy is available to clients receiving low vision rehabilitation services through the Forsythe Center. Our occupational therapy services help clients learn adaptive techniques for completing everyday tasks, maximizing their remaining vision and overcoming the challenges of vision loss. Our specialized occupational therapists develop individualized treatment plans to meet the personal goals of each client.

Our services include evaluations, home assessments and training in a variety of areas, including:

  • Optical devices such as magnifiers, telescopes and high-powered spectacles
  • Electronic equipment including CCTVs and computers
  • Lighting, contrast enhancement and glare control
  • Home adaptations for cooking, laundry, cleaning and organization
  • Reading, handwriting and financial management
  • Visual skills training including scanning and eccentric viewing
  • Information on resources such as large-print or audio materials and alternative transportation options

Please consult your insurance provider to determine whether occupational therapy services are covered by insurance.

Sandy & Rick Forsythe Center for Comprehensive Vision Care

The Forsythe Center delivers comprehensive vision rehabilitation services to individuals with vision loss. Optometrists, occupational therapists, psychologists and researchers specializing in low vision work closely with other Lighthouse rehabilitation experts to help patients maximize remaining vision and adapt to life at all stages of vision loss.

For more information, please contact:

Laura Hayes, M.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
(312) 447-3433
Email Laura

Tammy Price, OTR/L, CLVT
Occupational Therapist
(312) 771-3763
Email Tammy

Kaitlin Ibara, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
(312) 447-3438
Email Kaitlin

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