Rehabilitation team services

The rehabilitation team supports the functional capacity of visually impaired people and helps them to cope with everyday life.

 
Ophthalmologist 
 
The ophthalmologist performs eye examinations, assesses referrals and defines the degree of disability of the visual impairment. The ophthalmologist writes physician’s statements and is responsible for the rehabilitation plan.
 
Optician
 
The tasks of the optician include vision tests. The optician also fits and grants visual assistive devices.
 
Vision therapist
 
The tasks of a low vision therapist include the fitting of visual assistive devices, instructing in their use and granting the necessary visual assistive devices. 
 
Rehabilitation counsellor
 
The rehabilitation counsellor gives advice and support for coping in various environments, such as at home, school and the workplace. The rehabilitation counsellor provides recommendations to partners such as disability services. An IT rehabilitation counsellor fits and grants assistive devices for computers.
 
Orientation and mobility instructor
 
The orientation and mobility instructor provides guidance on routes, gives advice on the use of a white cane and assesses the need for assistive mobility devices. 
 
Psychologist
 
The psychologist gives support for psychological adjustment to changes in vision by providing counselling, for example. A psychologist’s tasks also includes the assessment of psychological capacity and referring the patient to further care when needed.
 
Social worker
 
A social worker determines the social circumstances of a rehabilitation patient. Based on the assessment, the social worker can provide advice and assistance in applying for social security benefits and benefits for the visually impaired. 
 
Head nurse
 
The head nurse is responsible for the administrative tasks of the ward and acts as a supervisor together with the physician in charge.
 
Ward secretary
 
The ward secretary’s tasks include appointment booking and customer service as well as other office work.