Low Vision and Refraction Clinics

Photo of Clinic Coordinator Alisha Ragainis working with a student.

“My student’s parent learned a lot from ALL staff! You all are wonderful and well-informed. I am so grateful low vision clinics are offered in Wisconsin. Thank you.”
– Wisconsin Teacher of the Visually Impaired


WCBVI is offering three types of clinics this year!

1) Low Vision and Refraction Clinic– this is a clinic in your area. It can include any of the following:

Optometrist exam, near vision functional evaluation, sun shade evaluation/distance vision evaluation, and assistive technology demonstration.

A student attending a clinic can have either a low vision evaluation or a refraction and evaluation. Students attending clinics are generally age 5 and up.

2) NEW!  Mini Clinic– this is your own functional clinic in your school or community. There is NO OPTOMETRIST but can include the WCBVI clinic staff for consultation and brainstorming with teams (minimum and maximum number of students is dependent upon several factors: scheduling, clinic staff attending and student needs). We will work with you to develop a plan, date and location!

3) NEW!   Comprehensive Low Vision AND Assistive Technology Consultation– Alisha Ragainis, Certified Low Vision Therapist and Amy Snow, Certified Assistive Technology Specialist will assist with an evaluation for students in your school or community and make suggestions based on student’s needs. You can also have a student bring a device assigned to them by their school district or CESA.  We would be happy to assist with troubleshooting, customize the device for the needs of the student, or provide some tips and resources on using the device effectively (minimum and maximum number of students is dependent upon scheduling and student needs, but generally 2-3). We will work with you to develop a plan, date and location!

Locations and dates will be determined after referral window has closed on September 13th. We do our best to choose clinic locations which will be within a 1-hour drive of the family. Clinic staff will contact you and the family after September 13th to notify you of your clinic date and location.

For more information, please contact:
Alisha Ragainis, Clinic Coordinator
Phone: (608) 758-6151
Toll Free: 1-866-284-1107 x6151
Email: alisha.ragainis@wcbvi.k12.wi.us

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