Vision Rehabilitation and Performance

Leaders in Vision Rehabilitation

The Duke Vision Rehabilitation Division is a leader in vision rehabilitation. Our providers are committed to comprehensive vision rehabilitation through a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers for patients who have lost vision to age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, stroke, diabetes, and other eye diseases.


Low vision clinical research is centered around developing new delivery models of team-based care, identifying specific outcome metrics relative to vision rehabilitation interventions, and analyzing the effects of co-morbid conditions on functional trajectory in the presence of visual impairment. 

Visual performance measures related to dynamic visual ability and the visual motor skills needed for driving, safe mobility, and performance of activities of daily living are of particular interest for future research projects.


Advanced training opportunities are available for optometrists, ophthalmologists, occupational therapists, certified occupational therapy assistants, geriatric specialists, and certified low vision therapists in both a classroom and clinical setting. Clinical social workers and other individuals that work with visually impaired individuals are also welcome to observe clinical practices.

Patient Care

Duke Eye Center offers low vision rehabilitation services led by optometrists who are experts in low vision assessment and nationally recognized for contributions to advancing patient care. Duke's state-of-the-art vision rehabilitation center and occupational therapy program helps patients with vision loss manage day-to-day activities with training, tools, and therapy. 

Duke Eye Center is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Duke Eye Center provides compassionate and cutting-edge preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patients needing vision rehabilitation.

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