POB's Low Vision Learning Center in Alexandria, VA offers a variety of programs and services for people with low vision, including examinations and personalized rehabilitation programs.
The Low Vision Learning Center also provides individuals the opportunity to test the latest in visual aids and low vision technologies. Some of these devices include:
Training and rehabilitation on these devices is also provided.
At the center, each low vision program is uniquely designed based on a person's needs, the tasks he or she wants to perform, and the skills and devices a low vision specialist believes will best help him or her reach their goals.
Any healthcare provider can refer an individual to the center based on evaluation or a person's request. The center accepts Medicare and all major health insurance plans. Although most insurance companies do reimburse for low vision evaluations, not all parts of the evaluation are covered such as the cost of visual aids or a low vision refraction.
The Low Vision Learning Center is made possible in part by a grant from the Julius Fleischman Foundation. It is also supported by a donation from the Virginia Lions Eye Institute Foundation and District 24-A Lions Club.