Occupational Therapy Month Puts Attention on Low Vision Rehabilitation
Wichita, Kan. (April 13, 2023) — We celebrate Occupational Therapy (OT) Month nationally and each April at Envision.
Ours is one of many agencies throughout the country that offers Occupational Therapy and other forms of low vision rehabilitation. During Occupational Therapy Month, Envision is inviting everyone to gain awareness and knowledge of the value it brings to the low vision rehabilitation field.
Low vision is a term used to describe loss of eyesight that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses, contacts or medical treatment/surgery. Low vision makes it difficult to accomplish daily tasks and can make people feel like they are not in control of their own life any longer. Occupational Therapy helps individuals with low vision to gain this control back.
Someone who loves to cook but has trouble achieving this after sight loss may feel depressed and dependent on others when they don’t want to be. Occupational Therapy focuses on every person who has low vision uniquely, working toward an approach that enhances independence and quality of life. Quite the opposite of a one-size-fits-all approach, it allows for each person with low vision to be accepted, heard and understood, having their specific needs met with specialized approaches.
“I think the main thing about OT that I love is that we get the opportunity to use our creativity to problem solve with our patients and explore ways to help them regain or maintain their independence, regardless of what they may be experiencing. Hearing them say, “I have hope now! I didn’t even realize there were any more options for me” is what makes this field so inspiring.” -Karen Kendrick, Envision Occupational Therapist.
At the Bicknell Envision Vision Rehabilitation Center, our OT’s are not only helping people with vision loss in Wichita, Kan. but are helping people within a 150-mile radius outside the Wichita region. Because of this strategic initiative patients can receive follow-up visits at their homes and OT’s are able to provide productive and personalized experiences to meet our patient’s needs.
Individuals with questions about Occupational Therapy and other low vision rehabilitation services can learn more at www.envisionus.com, by contacting Envision by phone at (316) 440-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Envision: Envision promotes advocacy and independence for people who are blind or have low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education, and research. For more information, visit www.envisionus.com.
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