A professional with over 35 years of experience with low vision rehabilitation and services is the new director of the Vision Clinic, part of the Unified Clinics at Western Michigan University.
George Kremer took the reins of the clinic October 5 after leaving the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Grand Rapids where he served as Director of Rehabilitation.
As director of Rehabilitation for the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Kremer was coordinator of their low vision clinic for the past 19 years. In addition, Kremer worked as a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (CVRT) for 16 years prior to the director position.
Kremer is looking forward to making several changes to the low vision clinic at WMU. One change is to add an on-campus low vision store, which will sell products to help those with low vision in southwest Michigan. Some examples of products would include large print calendars, talking watches and clocks, large print playing cards and writing aids. The hope is to provide more quality low vision services to the community that go along with the present high quality low vision and vision clinics at WMU.
Kremer is a member of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and is certified through the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP). He earned his master’s degree in Blind Rehabilitation in 1980 from Western Michigan University.