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Lions Low Vision Center of Texas - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Lions Low Vision Center of Texas
8403 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
(210) 567-8600 (Local)
(210) 567-8609 (Fax)
perezm2@uthscsa.edu
http://www.texaslionslowvision.com/

Brief Description

The Lions Low Vision Center of Texas provides a multidisciplinary approach to low vision rehabilitation. Services at the LLVC are provided by low vision optometrist and occupational therapist who collaborate with community organizations to provide a comprehensive and quality low vision rehabilitation service. Individuals whose vision cannot be corrected by traditional means, such as eyeglasses or surgery, may benefit from low vision rehabilitation services and devices to make the most of the vision they have.

Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Number of staff: 5
Staff description: Low vision optometrists, occupational therapist, office manager
Geographic area served: Unlimited.

Staff

Melanie Gonzalez, Optometrist, (210) 567-8600, GonzalezMP@uthscsa.edu
Melva Perez Andrews, Occupational Therapist, Certified Low Vision Therapist, (210) 567-8600, perezm2@uthscsa.edu

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assessment
    • Offers low vision evaluations as well as occupational therapy assessment. Reading, driving and ability to perform activities of daily living will be assessed by an occupational therapist.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers training in the use of low vision devices, reading, driving, and activities of daily living.
  • Financial Assistance
    • Provides funds to assist in purchasing low vision devices. Also loans low vision devices to clients.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices. Evaluates low vision devices, rehabilitation services for reading, driving and activities of daily living.

Services for Children

  • Low Vision Services
    • Comprehensive vision evaluation to evaluate all of the visual functions such as visual acuity, peripheral and central visual fields, color vision, contrast sensitivity, visual tracking and scanning. Specializing in evaluating children and adults with neurological deficits such as with cerebral palsy, brain injury, stroke and trauma. Work closely with other disciplines to maximize the patient's visual potential.
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