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Optical orientation…Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Kevin Aquirre, NHB physical therapy technician, works on his vision restoration during a mock training scenario involving injuries to sight, sinew and senses as part of Occupational Therapy Month awareness at Naval Hospital Bremerton. As part of the training, Aguirre and others in Physical Therapy department were tasked with dealing with temporary blindness by Ms. Teri Nyblom, NHB certified occupational therapist assistant. Her physical therapy team participants were blindfolded to simulate bandaged eyes, followed by given therapeutic instructions on orientation, mobility and visual strengthening exercises. Their task was a blind drawing game. On a blank sheet of paper, they were told to draw an island. More detailed directions followed to test eye-to-hand coordination as well as memorization. To the left of the island, they were told add a ship, include some fish in the sea, and put a palm tree on the island. More of the same followed (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer)

VIRIN: 240412-N-HU933-4903.JPG
Photo by: Douglas Stutz
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Location: Bremerton, WA

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