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Center for Vision Rehabilitation - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Center for Vision Rehabilitation
Allegheny General Hospital
Suite 116
Ophthalmology Department
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 359-6300 (Local)
(412) 359-6768 (Fax)
(800) 637-3762 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Tues. and Thurs. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Sat. 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.
Geographic area served: Western Pennsylvania, Ohio.
Publications: Believing Is Seeing (book), pamphlets.

Staff

Paul Freeman, Director, Low Vision Services, Optometry, freemankp@aol.com
Michelle Gernat, Office Manager/Therapist

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in activities of daily living skills, home and work management, and in the use of low vision devices (optical and non-optical).
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Provides consultative support to local school systems, teachers of visually impaired, rehabilitation institutes, and schools for blind children.
  • Professional Training
    • Offers in-service training and workshops on low vision, vision therapy, low vision devices.
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