Low Vision

Amy Lam, OD, MS

Comprehensive care of patients with visual impairment or patients who are blind includes meticulous refraction, individual counseling on the selection and use of low vision aids, mobility training, and referral to social services. The goal of the Low Vision Service is to enable persons who are partially sighted to remain functional and independent when standard spectacles, contact lenses, or surgery no longer suffice. A full range of devices are regularly designed and dispensed, including hand-held, stand, and spectacle magnifiers; telescopes; electro-optical and special illumination devices; closed circuit television; and computer systems.

Janet Rowley-Cebula, OTR/L, CLVT

Janet is an Occupational Therapist Specializing in Low Vision, with over 25 years of experience working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired. She also has low vision herself.
As a specialist in low vision, Janet assesses and educates individuals in determining the amount of usable vision that the patient has remaining; and decide on interventions that will maximize the patient’s ability to use their remaining vision for daily activities.
These may include tasks such as:

  • Reading/writing
  • Grooming and personal care
  • Eating and preparing meals
  • Managing medications
  • Using cell phones and computers with assistive technology
  • Getting around

Learning alternative techniques to manage daily living when vision cannot be fully restored is key to increasing independence and quality of life.
“On every visit, I learned more from Janet and always returned home feeling so much better about myself… I have returned to my life as I knew it before having low vision.” – Kathy P.
To make an appointment for low vision rehabilitation, the first step is to schedule an appointment with   Dr. Amy Lam to evaluate your low vision needs and coordinate care with our low vision team.
For further information or to schedule a low vision evaluation call: 
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at: 973-972-2065

Alla Roskin, CO

"Non-surgical management for strabismus and double vision, including prisms and orthoptic exercises. Patient care is provided to children and adults, in conjunction with pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, and oculoplastic. Other services provided by the orthoptist include Goldmann visual fields, extended color vision testing, and multifocal ERGs."

Email: roskinal@uhnj.org
Phone: 973-972-3581
Fax: 973-972-2069