Vision Rehabilitation Service

Specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear can help you make the most of your remaining vision with training, tools, and therapy

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If you have difficulty performing normal daily activities because of vision loss, you may benefit from vision rehabilitation. Specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear—home to the nation’s first comprehensive vision rehabilitation service—can help you improve quality of life and independence with visual aids, lifestyle changes, and emotional support. Your treatment plan is tailored specifically to you.

Unmatched Expertise

Our doctors specialize in vision rehabilitation and are internationally recognized for their expertise in designing and helping patients use assistive devices. Our researchers are also developing new, innovative devices—giving you access to emerging technologies that are only available at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Personalized Approach

Our highly trained specialists strive to understand your vision loss and how it's impacting you and your loved ones on a personal level. An individualized treatment plan is developed based on your unique goals and comfort level with new technology. Training is provided both onsite and in the home, as needed.

Comprehensive Care

Your treatment plan is designed to meet all of your needs—visual, functional, and emotional. A specialist will work closely with you, your caregiver(s), your eye doctor, and social service providers in your community. Mass. Eye and Ear can help support your emotional needs through counseling, social services, and support groups. Educational materials are also available to help you find the support you need.

Patient Satisfaction

In 2016, 99 percent of patients rated Mass. Eye and Ear’s vision rehabilitation service as either “excellent” or “above average."

What is low vision?

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment available for low vision.


Services at Mass. Eye and Ear

From low-vision exams and rehabilitation training to emotional support, Mass. Eye and Ear provides the full-spectrum of care.

Find a doctor

Meet our team of highly trained optometrists, who specialize in low-vision assessments and rehabilitation.

Make an appointment

Located at Mass. Eye and Ear’s main campus in Boston, the Service is open 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.