Low Vision Rehabilitation Throughout the Life Span (SAC33203)
This one-semester lecture and laboratory course provides an introduction to low vision rehabilitation throughout the life span with an emphasis on geriatrics. The course explores the role primary care optometrists have in treating the level 1 low vision patient with moderate visual impairment. The course also addresses how to refer the level 2 advanced low vision patient for comprehensive low vision care. The strategies for low vision care include the functional low vision evaluation, the low vision device selection, and patient management. Interactive laboratories provide hands-on experience and practice performing the low vision methods of evaluation.