Rehabilitation and Prosthetic Services
Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinators
The Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinators are case managers who have responsibility for the coordination of services for severely disabled visually impaired Veterans and active duty Servicemembers. VIST coordinator duties include providing and/or arranging the provision of appropriate treatment in order to enhance functioning such as making referrals to Blind Rehabilitation Centers, Blind Rehabilitation Outpatient Services, VICTORS, VISOR, and low vision clinics. Other VIST coordinator duties include identifying newly identified individuals who have severely disabling visual impairment, providing counseling, problem resolution, arranging a review of benefits and needed services, and conducting educational and outreach programs relating to VIST and blindness.
Veterans and eligible active duty Servicemembers should contact the VIST Coordinator in the VA facility nearest their home or by contacting the Blind Rehabilitation Service Program office at 202-461-7317.
To get information related to vision care not provided by VA's Blind Rehabilitation Service (services not covered under this program description) visit VA's Optometry/Ophthalmology Service website for for more information about basic vision and low vision care. If you are interested in scheduling an eye examination, contact the VA facility closest to you.
To find the VA medical center closest to you, use VA's facility locator. You can enter your ZIP code and a list of the nearest health care facilities will be at your fingertips.