At Braille Institute we provide free one-on-one consultations with Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialists who can help you determine the correct devices to maximize your remaining vision. Your consultant will analyze your particular needs and provide you with demonstrations and recommendations for various assistive devices such as special lamps and nonprescription magnifiers, closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) and other visual aids.
To schedule a consultation, you must have a referral from an ophthalmologist, optometrist or healthcare provider, but you need not be legally blind.
- Physician Referral Form (pdf)
Consultations are available at Braille Institute’s six centers. Once you have your medical referral, simply call the Center nearest you and schedule an appointment for your consultation. Or call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) to schedule an appointment.
In addition, our traveling Mobile Solutions vans offer low vision consultations as well as adaptive items for sale. Visit our Calendar of Events page to see where our Mobile Solutions vehicles will be traveling next.
Read an interview (Word doc) with a Braille Institute Low Vision Rehabilitation specialist. This in depth Q&A provides more details and information about what you can expect from your consultation.
For more information 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) and ask for Low Vision Consultations, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (PST).