About Low Vision Works, LLC
Low Vision Works® and Low Vision Works Consulting Group were created in 2001 by renowned Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Occupational Therapist, Michele A. Vandendooren. A vision care specialist with more than 20 years of leading-edge clinical and management experience and well over 20,000 patient-treatments,, Michele is respected authority in Low Vision care.
Michele earned her degree from the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She has practiced in western Canada and in throughout the states, from Hawaii to Florida. Her areas of practice have included: low vision, geriatrics, orthopedics, neurology and pediatrics.
While working with a global eye care company, Michele became aware that there were many people in desperate need of low vision rehabilitation. Recognizing that resources were scarce, Michele found it difficult knowing there were people suffering from a visual impairment and not receiving the assistance they so vitally require.
Michele has dedicated herself to meeting this need and helping individuals with vision impairment maximize their potential and overcome the challenges of daily life.
Ms. Vandendooren is also a familiar speaker at ophthalmologic meetings and conferences, national and state blindness conventions and Rehabilitation Services Administration Program Manager’s conference in Washington, D.C. Ms. Vandendooren was also the host of the television program Living with Low Vision.
Michele Vandendooren OTR/L
Owner and Founder
Our goal at Low Vision Works is to facilitate the recapturing and strengthening of self-confidence for safe independent functioning.
To accomplish this, remaining visual abilities are enhanced, the usefulness of other senses are demonstrated and adaptive equipment is used. Existing skills are strengthened and, when appropriate, new techniques for carrying out activities are introduced.