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Low-Vision Therapy

The Lions Low Vision Centers of Fairfield and New Haven Counties was established in 1990 by the Lions Club to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with visual disabilities and handicaps.

Maximizing low vision through adaptation

How can Occupational Therapy Services Help?

Occupational therapy enables persons with visual impairment to safely and independently complete the daily living tasks compromised by their vision loss by:

Please note: Griffin Health Occupational Therapy does not provide and eye examination or evaluation and does not provide eye glasses or contacts.

Discover the Griffin Difference.

Our Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy patients enjoy these benefits while under our care:

Training is completed in the Griffin Hospital Low Vision Clinic. The number of therapy sessions required to achieve the functional goals established for the client ranges between 4 to 10 with an average of 6 sessions to achieve all goals. Griffin Hospital’s partnership with the International Lions Club allows us to offer adaptive devices to our clients free of charge. These specific magnifiers are prescribed by opthamologists and optomotrists with their prescription for an Occupational Therapy Low Vision Evaluation.

Griffin Health Occupational Therapy is a billable service with possible co-pays and or deductibles based on insurance coverage.

Candidates for Service

To qualify for Lions Low Vision Services you will need to:

Presciption Instructions

How to get started:

Call (203) 732-7445 to arrange for an appointment. Be sure to bring the prescription for a low vision evaluation written by your eye care professional, and any eyeglasses, magnifiers or other devices you currently use. You will be asked to provide contact information for yourself and your eye care professional for statistical reporting purposes and if you would like to receive monthly announcements for Lions Low Vision Support Group Meetings in your area.


Meet our Low Vision Specialist

Leslie Prescott, MS, OTR/L, SCLV
Leslie Prescott is an Occupational Therapist with extensive clinical experience working with inpatient hospital acute care, outpatient hospital rehabilitation and outpatient low vision rehabilitation. Leslie has been practicing occupational therapy since 2006. She obtained a Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2018 and is currently completing a Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at UAB. Leslie has earned an AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision (SCLV) and is specializing in low vision rehabilitation at Griffin Hospital Lions Low Vision Program.