Occupational Therapist Tierra Long Earns Specialty Certificate in Low Vision

Photo of Tierra Long and small childWhen people experience vision loss, doing things like cleaning, cooking, reading, and managing their finances becomes difficult. The good news is with guidance from an occupational therapist, they can learn about tools and tips to make doing those things easier.

At the Center for the Visually Impaired, clients meet with Occupational Therapist Tierra Long after their low vision evaluation to set goals and learn ways they can continue to live with independence and purpose. Tierra recently achieved an important goal of receiving a Specialty Certification in Low Vision through the American Occupational Therapy Association. This distinction has been accomplished by less than one percent of all occupational therapists nationally.

This Specialty Certification confirms that Tierra has advanced knowledge and understanding of low vision diagnoses, treatment options, intervention, and training to provide high quality intervention to clients with low vision through a holistic approach.

“Obtaining this specialty certificate in the area of low vision was a worthy endeavor,” said Tierra. “It means that CVI clients may find comfort in knowing that the person providing services to them has the expertise to determine the best intervention for their care.”

CVI congratulates Tierra on receiving this recognition from her peers. Her commitment to the profession, the practice area of low vision, and consumer care is commendable and means that clients coming to the Florence Maxwell Low Vision Clinic are receiving the best care available.