Vision Rehabilitation Center
The Vision Rehabilitation Center at the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired offers evaluations on low vision, distance, near magnification and driving devices. We also offer computer modification for vision impairment, orientation and mobility, and video electronic magnification services. The clinic is a partnership with UT Health Science Center.
To schedule an appointment or for information, contact the Vision Rehabilitation Center at (210) 805-2500.
What is Low Vision?
Low vision is a condition that interferes with daily activities. Generally, this is vision loss that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery.
How can a low vision examination help?
A low vision examination employs special examination techniques. We conduct visual function tests such as visual activity, visual fields, central visual fields, color vision, contrast sensitivity and glare testing.
Our exam focuses on how much vision is remaining, not on how much has been lost. We work with you to help maximize your visual function to improve independence.
Special devices are evaluated to enhance your visual performance. While these aids may not improve vision, they may allow you to use your remaining vision to its fullest capacity.
We evaluate various low vision aids to make the things you want to see appear larger, brighter and easier to see. Our clinic has successfully rehabilitated patients with many eye diseases and conditions including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
Stephanie Schmiedecke Barbieri
Our doctors are dedicated to low vision and each has a low vision residency and/or fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. Using care and compassion, our doctors and interns perform an exam that focuses on your goals and problems that you experience daily because of your vision loss. We then prescribe a vision rehabilitation plan that incorporates the other specialties at the San Antonio Lighthouse to rehabilitate you. We work with you to find devices and teach independence skills to help you achieve your goals.
Our doctors do not take the place of your current ophthalmologist or optometrist. Instead, we work with your primary eye care doctor to maximize your remaining vision.
Providing visual rehabilitation to increase awareness and understanding of vision loss using team resources.
Clinic Hours and Location
We are located at 310 Eads Avenue, San Antonio Texas 78210
Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: (210) 805-2500
Fax: (210) 531-9078
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance. We offer sliding scale pricing for low income patients and cash pay incentives.
For information, contact the Vision Rehabilitation Center at (210) 805-2500.