The Liz Moore Low Vision Center at St. Vincent's East is one of only two low vision centers in Alabama. The Center was established in 1989 and is committed to providing services that assist individuals living with low vision to maintain independence and lead productive lives through education, assistive devices/technology, and support groups.
Do I need low vision therapy?
The following questions will help you determine whether low vision therapy is appropriate for you. Because of your vision, do you have difficulty:
Reading the newspaper or other fine print, even while wearing glasses?
Moving around your home or elsewhere (do you bump into things)?
Traveling at night (seeing cars or locating curbs and stairways)?
Identifying money or reading your bills?
Are you feeling sad, depressed or anxious about vision loss?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should probably make an appointment with the Liz Moore Low Vision Center.
Our Center offers many services for individuals living with low vision. Qualifying patients receive three to four sessions with a low vision certified occupational therapist designed to assist participants in using their functional vision to the utmost capacity.
After receiving a doctor’s order, our occupational therapist may provide you with the following services:
- Self –care/ medication management
- Environmental safety
- Reading and writing
- Recommendations for adaptive
equipment and assistive technology,
including CCTVs, large print games,
reading lamps, and magnifiers.
- Training for efficient use of remaining
vision such as PRL training, scanning, and
- Access to a monthly support group
- Adaptive devices such as talking watches/clocks,
solar sun glasses, magnifiers, and games that can be
purchased at or through the Low Vision Center.
To utilize the Liz Moore Low Vision Center,
you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a physician order from any physician OR
- Have an evaluation from an ophthalmologist or optometrist
- 20/70 vision or less in the better eye.
To make a physician referral, call (205) 838-3731, or fax a referral to (205) 838-3501.
If you need help finding a physician to make the referral, contact St. Vincent's Dial-A-Nurse at