- General Office & Adult Services
- Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Toy Center
- Wed. 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Mon. & Fri. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Low Vision Services
- Tues.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
- For all hours and locations,
visit the About Us page.
Low Vision Services
Low Vision Services helps people with visual impairments recognize and achieve their potential for independent living through education and rehabilitation. Most individuals who experience vision problems that cannot be corrected by medical treatment, surgery or conventional glasses are good candidates for these specialized services.
Dr. Cheryl Reed, an eye care professional with 26 years of experience in the field of low vision, and a staff of caring professionals, work with children and adults with vision impairments throughout Northeastern Ohio. The clinic provides low vision assessments and the opportunity to try vision aids and adaptive equipment such as special reading or telescopic glasses, hand-held magnifiers, large print or “talking devices,” special lighting and/or closed circuit television systems (CCTV).Low Vision Services also offers:
- Orientation and mobility evaluation and training to teach individuals with visual impairments to move throughout their community safely and confidently.
- Services provided by a certified teacher of the visually impaired to help students learn to use low vision aids, adaptive technology and Braille.
- CCTV assessment and training.
- Assessments performed in a work setting to help individuals and employers make appropriate accommodations.
Services for Children
Low vision assessments for children with visual impairments can be the key to achieving success in school. The clinic provides parents, teachers and therapists with practical information about a child’s visual abilities, recommendations for low vision aids and suggestions for classroom modifications including the enlargement of materials, instruction in the use of aids, Braille or adaptive technology, and education of teachers and other staff members.
Services for Adults
Special reading glasses, magnifiers, clip-on lenses and lighting can allow many individuals to read. Prism lenses may help individuals with visual field loss due to stroke or head injury. A large selection of closed circuit television systems is also available.
To enhance distance vision, a wide range of telescopes and telescopic glasses are available that may help. Low Vision Services also works with Edwin Shaw Rehab to provide the Northern Ohio Bioptic Driving Program.
Ask your eye care specialist if you may benefit from a low vision assessment. Candidates for low vision services must have had an eye exam within the past year. Referrals can be made by eye care professionals, schools or community agencies.
For more information, contact us online or call Low Vision Services at 330.996.4080.
“I am truly excited about the things the clinic can help my daughter with and for helping me to fully understand her visual impairment and how I can help her at home. The clinic went well above what I expected they could do for my daughter. Thank you.”
–Parent of a Low Vision Services Patient
“Dr. Reed didn’t just help me, she made it possible for me to continue working. Thanks to everyone.”
–Low Vision Services Patient