The Gigi and Carl Allen Family Vision Rehabilitation Center, located at Envision Dallas, provides comprehensive rehabilitation by combining adaptive technology, training, and more to maximize your visual function.
Vision rehabilitation may include training in the use of optical devices, magnifiers, special lighting or other useful adaptive aids. Training in activities of daily living can help enhance independence.
- Occupational therapy
- Orientation and mobility training
- Assistive technology training and support services
We strive to create long-lasting independence for patients. Claims are filed to private insurance and Medicare on behalf of patients that meet coverage criteria.
Focus on skills and maintenance strategies to maximize remaining vision & aid you in your chosen activities of daily living. Our therapists can evaluate your home or work environment for safety and make recommendations on everything from lighting to assistive devices.
Serving Our Seniors (SOS)
Each year, SOS impacts hundreds of North Texans ranging in age from 50 to 100. Our team can help you overcome obstacles brought on by loss of sight to regain your independence. Each participant’s transformation is special.
From experiencing vision changes due to age or disease-related processes, we are here to support you as you develop the skills needed for the next phase of life.
SOS specialists conduct a detailed personal assessment and work closely with you to identify any obstacles or barriers to independence. From this starting point, we provide recommendations for adaptive devices, adapted techniques, or other services. Specialists develop long-term relationships, so as your vision changes, we can develop new solutions quickly.
We can help with:
- Managing kitchen and other appliances
- Organization and time-telling
- Accessing community support and services
- Reading and writing
- and more!
Assistive Technology Lab
The Envision Dallas Assistive Technology Lab offers one-on-one courses and training for people who are visually impaired to learn or enhance their skills with computers and other electronic devices.
Home to 10 training stations, the lab provides hands-on courses and helpful training designed to help you learn or enhance your skills with computers and a variety of other electronic devices. We also guide technology users of all ages on how to modify technology to be accessible, both in the workplace and at home.
Available at no cost to participants, the training helps you to:
- Maintain your independence
- Continue your education
- Find and keep long-term professional positions
- Develop vital computer skills
- Stay connected to the community
Orientation and Mobility Training
Utilizing public transportation. Walking through a grocery store. Cooking meals in home kitchens. People who are blind or low vision can participate in these activities and navigate home and public environments safely and freely with orientation and mobility services. A certified orientation and mobility specialist at Envision Dallas is available to help you with:
- White cane training
- Instruction on learning to recognize environmental clues
- Using compass directions and GPS systems
- and more!
Esther's Place Model Apartment
Esther’s Place is a model apartment that includes a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom where you can learn and practice independent living skills in a safe, protected environment. The space is specifically designed and equipped to acquaint you with adaptive products, appliances and techniques - all so you can gain higher levels of confidence, independence, and self-sufficiency in a home environment. All made possible by the American Foundation for the Blind's Center on Vision Loss.