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Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation
600 BelAir Boulevard, Suite 110
Mobile, AL 36606
(251) 476-4744 (Local)
(251) 476-4741 (Fax)
visionrehab@bellsouth.net
http://www.csvrlowvision.org/

Brief Description

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation is a non-profit community-based organization, dedicated to helping those with low vision and blindness. It has offices in Mobile, Montgomery, and Fairhope, Alabama.

The clinic provides professional evaluation by eye doctors (ODs and MDs), occupational therapists, ophthalmic technicians, computer specialists and others. It works in collaboration with state agencies and regional and national resources.

Geographic area served: Southwest Alabama

Locations

29653 Anchor Cross Boulevard
Daphne, AL 36526

3054 McGhee Road
Montgomery, AL 36611

9229 Highway 29
Gulfport, MS 39503

Staff

Kim Bufalo, Executive Director
Carol Evans, Occupational Therapist/O&M Instructor
Joe Fontenot, M.D., jlfontenot@bellsouth.net
Stephanie Montgomery, O.D., (251) 476-4744, visionrehab@bellsouth.net

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Provides professional evaluation by a medical doctor or an optometrist, occupational therapists, ophthalmic technicians, computer specialists and others.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers training to people with vision loss to use different ways of adapting to a change in their capabilities, so they may continue to perform their usual duties, hobbies and remain as independent and functional as possible. Occupational therapists demonstrate and train patients in the many ways to adapt to the problems and limitations of vision loss. They show how to do things like cook, sew, write, do financial affairs and correspondence.
  • Information and Referral
    • Assists clients with contacting appropriate state and national agencies (such as the Veterans Administration, Department of Rehabilitation Services, etc.)
  • Low Vision Services
    • Full service Low vision rehabilitation medical clinics staffed by Medical Doctor, Optometrist and Occupational Therapist with full complement of glasses, magnifiers and adaptive aids.Home visits, support groups, computer workshops and advocacy offered.
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