Visual Impairment and Blind Rehabilitation - VA North Texas Health Care System
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Visual Impairment and Blind Rehabilitation

The VIST/BROS program helps Veterans overcome the negative effects of severe vision loss and blindness, and helps them select the most appropriate treatment plan.

Services Offered

  • Eye exams
  • Physical exams
  • Review of Veteran benefits
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Computer training
  • Monthly support group meetings
  • Rehabilitation training

We offer comprehensive rehabilitation training for severely visually impaired Veterans. Based on the VIST coordinator's assessment in consultation with the Veteran, the following services can be arranged:

  • Regional VA Blind Rehabilitation Center training
  • Local blind rehabilitation training
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Low vision services
  • Guide dog schools
  • State and local program referrals

Eligibility

Veterans with an honorable discharge from active military service and who have documented visual acuities of 20/70 or worse in the better eye or restricted fields of 20 degrees or less in both eyes are eligible for services.

The VIST Coordinator will review eligibility with each Veteran to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.

Referrals

Any interested individual, family member, eye care specialist or agency representative can make referrals to the VIST program.

Contact Info

Location

  • Dallas VAMC
    Bldg 2
    1st Floor, Clinic 10

Contact Number(s)

  • 214-857-2018

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.