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Richard E. Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness - AFB Directory Profile

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Richard E. Hoover Rehabilitation Services for Low Vision and Blindness
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
6569 North Charles Street
Physicians Pavilion West Suite 305
Baltimore, MD 21204
(443) 849-2658 (Local)
(443) 849-2631 (Fax)
(800) 597-9142 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Monthly visits to Retina Specialists offices in Salisbury, Annapolis, Frederick and Easton.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 500
Number of staff: 4+
Staff description: Ophthalmologist, ophthalmology residents, certified low vision therapist, rehabilitation teachers, O&M specialists.
Geographic area served: Baltimore (main office), with satellites in Frederick, Salisbury, Annapolis, and Easton, Maryland.
Publications: Our Vision (quarterly newsletter).


Trenitta Brady, Manager, (443) 849-2658,
Erin Milburn, Staff Assistant, Hoover VIEW, (443) 849-2603,
James Stephens, Certified Low Vision Therapist, (443) 849-8098,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Sells low vision devices such as magnifiers and telescopes (upon evaluation). The Hoover VIEW offers one-stop shopping for nonoptical devices such as writing guides, talking watches, pens, as well as a technology demonstration center offering public access to the latest electronic magnifiers. Products for sale on site.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides training in patient's environment by professionals certified in rehabilitation and orientation and mobility.
  • In-Home Services
    • Provides in-home functional evaluations which may include training in activities of daily living, lighting, safety, O&M as well as work-evaluations.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Performs low vision evaluations at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and 4 satellite offices throughout the state of Maryland.
  • Support Groups
    • Holds monthly share group meetings.
  • Travel/Orientation and Mobility
    • Provides orientation and mobility training.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Offers ophthalmology resident training in low vision.
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