United States Department of Veterans Affairs


Rehabilitation Research & Development Service

Center for Aging Veterans with Vision Loss



Mission Statement

     The mission of the Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Center is to improve the everyday function and quality of life of aging Veterans with vision loss and their caregivers.

     This mission will be accomplished by: 1) Research directed toward a multidisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms causing and interacting with vision loss and then applying this understanding to develop creative interdisciplinary rehabilitative interventions. 2) Incorporating these creative rehabilitative interventions into comprehensive rehabilitation that accounts for multifactorial disabilities associated with aging and common comorbidities to improve everyday function and quality of life for the whole person. 3) Evaluating, in concert with VA and other clinical Rehabilitation Services, the utilization, cost-effectiveness, and satisfaction associated with these interventions.

Center Administration

Executive Director Krish Sathian, MD, PhD
Administrative Officer Cheryl Freeman

Contact Info

Rehabilitation Research & Development Center
Atlanta VA Medical Center -151R
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404-728-5064
404-728-4837 (fax)

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