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Henry Ford Center for Vision and Neuro Rehabilitation and Research
Center for Vision and Neuro Rehabilitation and Research
Henry Ford Medical Center
29200 Schoolcraft
Livonia, MI 48150
(734) 523-1070 (Local)
(734) 523-1080 (Fax)

Brief Description

The Henry Ford CVRR is the largest vision rehabilitation center of its kind and its staff are known nationwide for their expertise and quality of service.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Thurs at centers. Home visits Mon-Fri with some rehabilitation services offered evenings and weekends also.
Number of staff: 12
Staff description: Ophthalmologist and optometrist specializing in low vision evaluations, seven occupational therapists who are also CLVTs and one is also an O&M, a certified ophthalmic technician, a scanning laser ophthalmoscope technician and two patient care coordinators.
Geographic area served: Michigan, neighboring states, nationwide and worldwide, as we offer a two to three day intensive program of comprehensive evaluation and rehabilitation training, with convenient nearby accommodations.
Publications: "Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight," a book for patients and families by Lylas Mogk MD and Marja Mogk, Ph.D (Ballantine, 2003). Chapters by L. Mogk, MD, and Anne Riddering, OTR/L, COMS, CLVT in "Vision Rehabilitation for Adults", America Occupational Therapy Association's self-study manual. Many presentations to local and national lay and professional groups by our MD, OD and by our occupational therapists.


Henry Ford Health System-Grosse Pointe Ophthalmology
15401 E. Jefferson Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230

Henry Ford Optimeyes Super Vision Center
44987 Schoenherr Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48313


Shannon Brafford, Patient Coordinator, (734) 523-1070,
Ramanpal Deol, OD, Low Vision Optometrist, (734) 523-1070,
Lylas Mogk, MD, Director,
Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, COMS, CLVT, Director, (734) 523-1070,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • We assess visual acuity and contrast sensitivity and we map the macula to identify the seeing and non-seeing areas to help the individual use residual vision efficiently. We assess reading, writing, difficulties with daily activities, and emotional status and needs and provide comprehensive individualized rehabilitation.
  • Assistive Products
    • We provide loaner devices recommended by the MD and OD for short term use at home to confirm their usefulness before purchase. We have optical and nonoptical devices for sale on site.
  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Our staff presents to community groups, support groups, churches, senior centers, and senior communities on a regular basis.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Adaptive computer training.
  • Counseling
    • We address adjustment to vision loss, depression, family dynamics and caregiver stress and refer for counseling as appropriate.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides comprehensive rehabilitation services including home and personal management, communication, travel and other adaptive skills. Provides training in daily living skills and use of adaptive aids for seniors.
  • In-Home Services
    • Our occupational therapists, who are also certified low vision therapists, and an Orientation and Mobility specialist work with our patients in their homes and communities to maximize by skill development, environmental adaptations. and introduction to local and national resources
  • Information and Referral
    • Provides local and national resource information to patients and families. Refers to other agencies as appropriate.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Offers comprehensive low vision examination followed by appropriate rehabilitation and does phone follow-up with patients six weeks after discharge and annually thereafter. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices. Provides low vision evaluations and retina mapping in the centers and specialized occupational therapy services in patients' homes and other community locations.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides low vision evaluations and retina mapping in the centers and specialized occupational therapy services in patients' homes and other community locations.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
    • Our occupational therapists consult with and advise other care providers regarding specific patients. We consult on Medicare policy issues and on environmental adaptations for individuals, public buildings and private businesses.
  • Professional Training
    • Provides training for ophthalmology residents and internship placement for occupational therapy students and orientation and mobility students.
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