Session date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 7:00am to 8:15am
Eye Institute
925 N. 87th St.
Lower Level Conference Room
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.25 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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Program Description: 

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.

Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals
Target audience: 
  • Community eye care professionals
  • Full time faculty
  • Residents
  • Fellow ophthalmologists
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmic photographers
Learning objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, I will be able to:

  1. Understand the changing nature of low vision rehabilitation
  2. Identify specialties outside of ophthalmology using low vision services
  3. Recognize environmental issues affecting visually impaired persons
Faculty & credentials: 
Activity Directors:
Wanda M. Martinez, MD
Joe Carroll, PhD
Speaker Info:
Dennis W. Siemsen, OD, MHPE
Low Vision Service
Department of Ophthalmology
Mayo Clinic
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CME Coordinator Contact Information

Kelli Torosian
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7875