Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Vision Rehabilitation Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary: Vision Rehabilitation Center
243 Charles Street
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 573-4177 (Local)
(617) 573-4178 (Fax)

Brief Description

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Clients served on average per year: 2200
Number of staff: 10
Staff description: Rehabilitation professionals, including ophthalmologists, optometrists, occupational therapists and clinical social workers. Volunteers offer support services. Interpretors are available.
Geographic area served: Boston and surrounding area


Mary Lou Jackson, Medical Director,

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Assistive Products
    • Sells prescription eyeglasses and magnifiers, special lamps and writing guides, telescopes, large print playing cards, talking watches, and automatic needle threaders, and a partial line of video magnifiers.
  • Computer Training/Assistive Technology
    • Offers assistive technology training.
  • Counseling
    • Assists patients and their families to overcome the grief and stress associated with the loss of function, and to help them adjust to their vision changes.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers comprehensive vision rehabilitation care, including reading rehabilitation, activities of daily living, safety, participation, well-being, including adjustment to vision loss.
  • Information and Referral
    • Coordinates referrals with state and community agencies and identifies financial resources.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Evaluates, fits, trains, and dispenses assistive devices where patients can successfully learn to use their remaining vision.
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