Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY 11768
(631) 261-4400 2038 (Local)
(631) 266-6056 (Fax)
http://www.northport.va.gov/

Brief Description

Low Vision Clinical Service within Veterans Administration Medical Center. VICTORS program (Vision Impairment Center to Optimize Remaining Sight) provides more extensive vision rehabilitation services to veterans, including vision rehabilitation therapy, orientation and mobility, and counseling services.

Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Staff description: Optometrists providing low vision exams as well as primary eye care, vision rehabilitation therapists

Staff

Michael Fischer, Chief, Optometry Service, (631) 261-4400 7165, michael.fischer5@va.gov

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Counseling
    • Offers counseling services.
  • Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
    • Offers training in skills of daily living.
  • Information and Referral
    • Offers information and referrals to other services.
  • Low Vision Services
    • Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Low Vision Clinical Service within Veterans Administration Medical Center. VICTORS program (Vision Impairment Center to Optimize Remaining Sight) provides more extensive vision rehabilitation services to veterans, including vision rehabilitation therapy, orientation and mobility, and counseling services.
  • Support Groups
    • Assists in making emotional and behavioral adjustments to blindness through individual counseling sessions and group therapy meetings.
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