Low Vision Center of Mission Hospitals - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Low Vision Center of Mission Hospitals
240 Sardis Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 213-4370 (Local)
(828) 667-3787 (Fax)
sue.ponder@msj.org
http://www.missionhospitals.org/LowVision

Brief Description

Provides comprehensive low vision services including evaluation, prescription and training with low vision devices, occupational therapy, peer counseling, support groups, and training in daily living skills using adaptive techniques and equipment. Also provides information and referral for other services not provided.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 AM-5:00 PM.
Staff description: Low vision optometrist, occupational therapist, low vision therapist, low vision peer counselor, office supervisor.
Geographic area served: Western North Carolina, upper South Carolina, eastern Tennessee

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Sells visual and non-optical aids of all types (must be seen for evaluation for optical equipment to be dispensed). Products for sale on site.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers some training with adaptive equipment, such as use of signature guides, high marking appliance dials. Provides training in daily living skills (basic) and use of adaptive devices and appliances.
  • Information and Referral
    • Refers for low vision and other visual services to the patients’ home states.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Provides comprehensive low vision services including evaluation, prescription and training with low vision devices, occupational therapy, peer counseling, support groups, and training in daily living skills using adaptive techniques and equipment. Also provides information and referral for other services not provided.
  • Support Groups
    • Sponsors monthly support group in downtown Asheville and can provide information about other area support groups.
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