This website is the idea of Patrick J. Fischer - Chief Evangelist of Low Vision Support. Through his 33 years in the high-technology field, most of which was spent helping the blind and visually impaired, Patrick has reached out to many professionals he knows to help with this website. Through his company, eventually called Vision Helpers (2007-2014), he began dedicating his career to helping people with blindness and low vision by providing technology. In 2014 he merged all manufacturers represented by Vision Helpers with NanoPac, Inc., and works for them helping persons with low vision. Link to NanoPac, Inc.
What we Believe
Low Vision Rehab is made up of a team of professionals that believe that technology is the best way to improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired.
“Everybody with low vision is different and has different needs, but everybody with low vision, or anybody helping someone with low vision, needs to know about their local Low Vision Rehab resources and Low Vision Aides which will best help them.” Says Patrick J. Fischer.
Get your eyes checked on a regular basis! First and foremost (and you will hear us say this many times), it is very important to get your eyes checked on a regular basis. Everyone needs to develop a relationship with an eye doctor in his or her community and get his or her eyes checked on a regular basis. All people at all ages need to get their eyes checked to ensure they have healthy eyes.
Low Vision Rehab is a service provided by a team made up of a assistive-technology specialists, orientation and mobility specialists, occupational therapists, vision-rehabilitation therapists, and other professionals. Low-vision rehabilitation services allow people who are blind or have low vision to continue to live independently and maintain quality of life.
Working with eye doctors that specialize in Low Vision Rehab, people with low vision can learn a variety of techniques to help them perform daily activities with what vision remains.