Many tools are available when low vision has affected your ability to perform life’s daily activities, especially those you enjoy. Our team of low vision specialists conducts a thorough evaluation to understand your concerns and assess your visual limitations. We develop a low vision rehabilitation plan that may include a range of therapies, services, and low vision aids. We recommend changes to your living and working environments and offer rehabilitation strategies to reduce your visual challenges. We also help you adjust emotionally to your condition.
Duke Health offers locations throughout the Triangle. Find one near you.
Comprehensive Care for Your Low Vision Needs
You'll Work with a Team of Specialists
You will work with an optometrist who specializes in low vision assessment. Depending on your specific needs, you may also benefit from the services provided by our occupational therapist and certified driving rehabilitation specialist, certified low vision therapist, and licensed clinical social worker. We also work with occupational therapists who provide home-based care in Wake, Durham, and Guildford counties.
Compassionate, Supportive Environment
We offer patient support services, including educational materials, low vision rehabilitation resources, and a dedicated social worker to help you and your loved ones minimize the emotional impact of vision loss on your quality of life.
Evaluation and Training for Implanted Devices
We work closely with recipients of new implantable devices, such as the implantable miniature telescope for advanced macular degeneration, and the Argus II for retinitis pigmentosa.
Most third-party payers, including Medicare, cover our professional services.
When it comes to your care, you want the very best. Duke University Hospital’s ophthalmology program is ranked seventh in the nation and best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report for 2019–2020.