Low Vision Therapists, Orientation & Mobility Specialists, & Vision Rehabilitation Therapists

Provide therapy to patients with visual impairments to improve their functioning in daily life activities. May train patients in activities such as computer use, communication skills, or home management skills.
Also called: Certified Low Vision Therapist, Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS), Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT)


    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • customer service


    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


    Device drivers or system software
  • Ai Squared ZoomText
  • American Printing House for the Blind Learn Keys
    Computer based training software
  • American Printing House for the Blind Talking Typer
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


    master's degree
    bachelor's degree

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