Greensboro, GA, August 03, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- CareSouth Homecare Professionals, a leading provider of home health care, has formed a partnership with Low Vision Works (LVW) to provide a uniquely effective treatment for patients who suffer from low vision disabilities. This separate division of CareSouth will be doing business as Low Vision Works by CareSouth. The company is an exclusive provider of the visual therapy service in the Greensboro, Lexington and Asheboro areas. The announcement was made today by CareSouth chief executive officer and president, Rick Griffin.
Low vision is not curable by surgery, medication or corrective lenses and can become progressively worse with age. For many seniors, walking safely, cooking and watching television are extremely challenging.
“We chose to partner with Low Vision Works because this program provides a viable solution for visual problems that were once deemed hopeless,” said Griffin. “Many of our patients suffer from low vision that becomes worse with age. Until now, there were few options for relief. We are thrilled to be a part of this revolutionary, new procedure providing help for people with low vision disabilities.”
Many senior adults suffer from low vision disabilities including such eye diseases as Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma. The specialized low vision treatment offered by Low Vision Works by CareSouth will use visual retraining - finding the healthy areas of the eye and then training the eye to use those healthy areas for clearer vision. It is designed specifically to help those who suffer from Macular degeneration. And it is 100% covered by Medicare for those eligible.
The treatment has increased visual acuity an average of 40 to 60 percent for patients who received visual retraining in combination with home modification. Reading speed and accuracy improved equally dramatically, resulting in overall functional independence. More information on Low Vision Works can be found online at www.LowVisionWorks.com.
CareSouth Homecare Professionals provides home health care services in seven states in the United States, offering various programs and specialized services including fall prevention, total hip and knee orthopedic rehabilitation, wound care management, pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease management. For more information about CareSouth, visit www.caresouth.com.
For more information about Low Vision Works by CareSouth please call Mike Thomas of Low Vision Works by CareSouth at 866-989-0020.