- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.25 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.
Low vision rehabilitation has evolved from the simple prescribing of high add glasses and magnifiers to a comprehensive rehabilitation program. In an environment where patient and practitioner expectations are high, low vision can provide the “something else” when vision loss leads to impairment and disability.
In addition to the traditional role low vision practitioners play in total ophthalmic care, non-ophthalmic medical specialties, educators, government agencies, rehabilitation centers and advocacy groups are turning to low vision experts to better serve their patients, clients and constituents.
This presentation will summarize where low vision has been and the opportunities to expand beyond established patterns of practice to effect better health care outcomes and improved quality of life for persons with vision impairments.
- Community eye care professionals
- Full time faculty
- Fellow ophthalmologists
- Ophthalmic photographers
At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:
- Understand the changing nature of low vision rehabilitation
- Identify specialties outside of ophthalmology using low vision services
- Recognize environmental issues affecting visually impaired persons