Low Vision Clinic

Optometrist examining client


Persons of all ages with a vision loss.

Services offered:

  • Assessment of functional vision, visual skills training and ocular health assessment as determined by specialized optometric evaluation and equipment
  • Recommendations related to the optimal use of remaining vision
  • Recommendations pertaining to visual aids and devices that can enhance visual functioning
  • Prescriptions for contacts lenses and eyeglasses

Services are provided by professionals from the following disciplines:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Vision Rehabilitation

Services are offered:

  • At the MAB site
  • In the person’s environment (home, school, workplace)
  • At one of our two satellite offices:
    • Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, Laval
    • West Island CSSS, Pointe-Claire

To access services:

  • To be eligible for services, a person must have a specific diagnosis related to vision impairment and report persistent and significant difficulties in executing life habits, as a result of the vision impairment.
  • Eligibility for the RAMQ funding program for aids and devices requires that a client have a visual acuity in the better eye after correction of <20/70 or <6/21, or whose visual field in each eye is less than 60° in the 180° or 90° meridians after correction with the appropriate ophthalmic lenses.
  • The referral source must include a copy of a recent eye report (<1 year) along with the Request for Services Form (DSIE Form for professionals working within the Health and Social Services Network).
  • All documents must be sent to Admissions.

To make a request for services:
Service de l'accueil, évaluation, orientation (AEO)

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