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University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Vision Rehabilitation Service - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Vision Rehabilitation Service
200 Hawkins Drive, 11190A PFP
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Iowa City, IA 52242-1091
(319) 356-8301 (Local)
(319) 353-7699 (Fax)
(800) 777-8442 (Toll-Free)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.
Clients served on average per year: 1800
Number of staff: 2 primary, others available noted below
Staff description: Optometrist, low vision assistant, ophthalmologist, ophthalmology resident, optician, social worker, genetic counselor.
Geographic area served: Unlimited.


Mark Wilkinson, Director, Vision Rehabilitation Service, (319) 356-8301,
Darcy Wolf, Vision Rehabilitation Educator/Vision Rehabilitation Service, (319) 356-8301,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Distributes electronic, optical and nonoptical low vision devices. Products for sale on site.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Provides comprehensive low vision rehabilitation services and training in activities of daily living.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation and counseling to any individual, regardless of age or other handicapping conditions, with a visual impairment.
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