Vision Rehabilitation Center Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Contact: Amy Watts, O.D, Director
Email Address: amy_watts@meei.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-573-4177
Fax: 617-573-4178

243 Charles Street 7th Floor Boston, MA 02114
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Vision Rehabilitation Center

Narrative

The Vision Rehabilitation Center provides services to patients with eye conditions that restrict daily activities, mobility, productivity and/or independence. The goal of vision rehabilitation is to assist patients to effectively use all of their remaining vision. The VRC offers a full range of rehab options. Patients are evaluated to determine the appropriate rehab intervention for his/her particular vision loss. VRC patients may receive: 1. A comprehensive low vision evaluation to fully appreciate the potential of his/her residual vision 2. Information about beneficial visual aids, ranging from simple magnifiers to innovative optical devices or technologies, such as video magnifiers or computers with magnification or speech output 3. Optimization of his/her own residual vision by using effective strategies such as enhancing contrast, using alternate formats and learning alternate viewing techniques 4. The help of an occupational therapist in the Center or in his/her home to learn how to safely and independently accomplish daily tasks.

Aetna Health, Aetna Health Insurance Company, Aetna Life Insurance Company, Health New England, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Neighborhood Health Plan, Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization, Tufts Insurance Company, UniCare Life and Health Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, United HealthCare Insurance Company, ConnectiCare of Massachusetts, United Healthcare of New England

Service Types

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Health
  • Aetna Health Insurance Company
  • Aetna Life Insurance Company
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA HMO Blue
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Insurance Company
  • Health New England
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization
  • Tufts Insurance Company
  • UniCare Life and Health Insurance Company
  • United HealthCare Insurance Company
  • United Healthcare of New England

Program Type

  • Assistive Technology and Equipment
  • Medical

Populations Served

  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Elevators
  • Near Public Transportation
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: MassHealth, Medicare, Private Insurance