Memphis VA Medical Center
Vision Rehabilitation Clinic
The Vision Rehabilitation Clinic provides low vision services to Veterans and active duty service members who have a visual impairment, legal blindness, or a functional vision difficulty. This may be caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury or a disease like macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy to name a few. These can all cause low vision, which is a loss of eyesight that can make everyday tasks difficult.
A person with low vision may find it hard to read, write, watch TV, shop, recognize faces or cross a street. Vision rehabilitation can help these patients compensate for their vision loss. This may be done through optical aids such as magnifiers, telescopes or electronic devices. Non-optical aids such as large print books, writing guides, talking watches and bold tipped markers may also help.
The clinic provides a full range of high quality services by a team of professionals:
- Low Vision Optometrist that specializes in low vision eye exams and the prescription of optical and electronic devices.
- Certified Low Vision Therapist that teaches Veterans to use their vision better with and without devices and how to perform everyday tasks safely and efficiently.
Referrals for further training and assistance may be made to:
- Bind Rehabilitation Outpatient Specialist (BROS) that provides services within the home. This can include setup of devices and instruction in traveling safely and independently.
- Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator (VIST) that serves as a case manager for legally blind veterans.
To receive services, the Veteran or active duty service member must be eligible for VA healthcare and have one of the following: visual impairment, legal blindness, or visual field loss.
For further information, please contact the clinic at 901-523-8990 ext 6852.
1689 Nonconnah Boulevard, Ste 120
Memphis, TN 38132
- 901-523-8990 Ext. 6852
Hours of Operation
- M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.