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Published on July 17, 2014

Low Vision

I Can See Clearly Now

The Lions Low Vision Center at Saint Mary's Hospital offers hope for those with incurable eye diseases.

Low vision is the third most common physical impairment among adults age 70 and older. Common low vision diagnoses include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. Those who experience it have difficulty accomplishing simple tasks, such as driving, reading a newspaper, or watching TV. The condition cannot be corrected with glasses, contacts, medication, or surgery.

HELP IS HERE

Saint Mary’s and Lions International have joined together to open the new Lions Low Vision Center at Saint Mary’s—one of five centers in Connecticut and the only center of its kind in Greater Waterbury. At the Lions Low Vision Center at Saint Mary’s, specially-trained therapist Raechaell Corbett, OTR/L, offers evaluations and treatment for patients experiencing low vision. Corbett collaborates with patients’ eye care professionals and helps patients make the most of their available vision with exercises, compensatory strategies, and training with low vision aides. Low vision rehab is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and other private insurances. All equipment is provided free of charge thanks to generous support from the Lions Club.

The Lions Low Vision Center is located at Saint Mary’s Health & Wellness Center in Waterbury. Corbett also sees patients at Saint Mary’s Physical Therapy of Naugatuck.

Physician referral is required. For more information, call (203) 709-6232.

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