Who We Serve

The Vision Program at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital serves inpatients and outpatients of all ages with vision impairments resulting from illness or injury which affect daily living activities including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Mild Acquired Brain Injury
  • Post-Concussive Syndrome
  • Cervical Trauma Syndrome
  • Post Traumatic Vision Syndrome
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke/Aneurysm)

Visual Problems

Visual problems are often overlooked during initial treatment of the injury. If these problems are hidden or neglected, it may impair and lengthen the rehabilitation process. The vision system is made up of complex and sophisticated subsystems and the visual process requires flow and processing of information to the brain. If injury has disrupted the flow of visual processing, the result is a vision problem. Symptoms that may indicate a visual problem include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Reading difficulties
  • Comprehension difficulties
  • Attention and concentration difficulties
  • Memory difficulties
  • Double vision
  • Aching eyes
  • Headaches with visual tasks
  • Loss of visual field
  • Feeling off balance

Vision Rehabilitation

Many people who have had a stroke, brain injury or other neurological illness experience changes in their vision. These changes may impact an individual’s balance and ability to safely move around. Vision rehabilitation also focuses on the individual’s attention span and ability to interact with others and objects. The patient utilizes specialized equipment and learns adaptive strategies applicable to real functional activities. These strategies will be applied by other members of the patient’s rehabilitation team during treatment sessions as well to enhance learning and success.

Madonna is the only hospital in the region to provide this extensive service, delivered by specially trained experts.

Low Vision Rehabilitation

Low vision rehabilitation can offer a partially-sighted person increased choices for independence in daily living skills such as reading, mobility and home management. Decreased vision creates a world of new challenges, from preparing meals to taking medications and safe mobiity. Madonna offers low vision rehabilitation by specially trained occupational therapists who evaluate how reduced vision affects daily activities and offer solutions to improve function.

Who would benefit from Madonna’s low vision services?

  • Any sighted person who has experienced changes in his or her vision that affect daily living activities.
  • Persons with vision less than 20/70.
  • Persons with macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy who have experienced symptoms of low vision.
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
5401 South St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
Phone: (402) 413-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 676-5448