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Social workers are trained to help people find solutions to many of life's hardest problems. As a member of your health care team, the social worker can help you and your family deal with the stress of vision loss.
A social worker will meet and assess each patient in the Low Vision Clinic. They then help you and your family connect with community resources.
Wisconsin Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired
This is a non-profit agency that offers:
White cane training
Information and referrals
Low vision exams
State Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired
This state-run agency can:
Evaluate your ability to drive
Provide Occupational Therapy and vision rehab
Help you change the way you do things to stay independent
Occupational Therapy (OT) at Unity Point-Meriter
OT can help you use the vision you have to:
Complete your daily activities
Take care of your home
Stay active in the community
Work a job or further your education
Participate in social groups
Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library
This free library service lends books and magazines in audio or braille.
Low Vision Support Groups
Support groups are offered online or in-person. These groups help support patients and families affected by vision loss.
Madison Metro Paratransit, Veyo, and other options may be available to you. We will help you find what services you qualify for.
Who to Call:
Ask your provider to speak with the Ophthalmology clinic Social Worker or call Ambulatory Social Work for more help at 608-821-4144.