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UNMC Weigel Williamson Center for Visual Rehabilitation - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

UNMC Weigel Williamson Center for Visual Rehabilitation
704 S. 38th Ave
Omaha, NE 68105
(402) 559-2463 (Local)
(402) 559-8375 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am to 4pm.
Clients served on average per year: 450 new clients
Number of staff: 7
Staff description: Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, RN, Low Vision Occupational Therapists
Geographic area served: Unlimited.


Linda Chilcott, M.Ed., COA, Ophthalmic Associate, (402) 559-2463,
Muriel Jepsen, OD, Low Vision Optometrist, (402) 559-2463,
Pat Jones, R.N., B.A.N., Coordinator, Low Vision Services, (402) 559-2463,
Evelyn Katz, OTR/L, Low Vision Occupational Therapist, (402) 559-2463,
John Shepherd, M.D., Director, (402) 559-2463,
Stacy Thoene, OTD R/L, Low Vision Occupational Therapist, (402) 559-2463,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides comprehensive vision rehabilitation services, which includes extensive training with devices and with eccentric fixation.

Services for Professionals

  • Professional Training
    • Provides training for ophthalmology residents, occupational therapist students, as well as eye care professionals and staff.
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