MVT Visual Rehabilitation Center | Eye
The SAFE foundation, Sight And Function Enhancement was created to bring help and hope to those affected by vision loss through medical low vision rehabilitation services.
Located in Northern California, SAFE provides a new beginning for a fuller, more independent life.
Ronald Cole, M.D., an ophthalmologist focusing on retinal disease for more than 35 years, established SAFE as a publicly-supported charitable organization under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to answer the need to provide a sustainable medical model low vision rehabilitation service and training program in Northern California. Dr. Cole is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the UC Davis Eye Center where he and his occupational therapists interact with the full time faculty, fellows and residents.
SAFE emphasizes a team approach utilizing ophthalmologists, optometrists, occupational therapists, and other low vision professionals to provide rehabilitation services.
Our Low Vision Rehab staff is composed of Dr. Cole, an ophthalmologist who evaluates and oversees care of all patients. Toni Boom, OTR/L senior therapist and Rose Luther, OTR/L who provide the visual rehabilitation. Marilee Walker, OTR/L serves as a consultant in our visual rehab program. Veronica “Vee” Cavness is our physician assistant who assists Dr. Cole directly with patient service and handles the ordering of assistive devices. Sandy Clark, patient services coordinator, keeps us all sane, makes your appointments, answers all those insurance and other questions, and tries to keep everyone on schedule and the world running smoothly!