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Prescribing Near Magnification Devices - Helping your patients to see up close

Prescribing Near Magnification Devices - Helping your patients to see up close

Prescribing Near Magnification Devices - Helping your patients to see up close

Ms Tracy Matchinski  OD, FAAO
Ms Tracy Matchinski OD, FAAO
on behalf of VOSH International

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Launch date: 10 Jun 2015

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Last updated: 25 Sep 2017

Reference: 154598

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Description

This course provides an overview of the different types of near magnification devices and how to prescribe them in low vision rehabilitation. Predicting magnification levels and applying appropriate devices for the patient will be covered in this lecture.

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1. Understand the concept of equivalent power and how to apply it in prescribing near devices for patients with visual impairments.
2. Understand basic optical principles of the different near magnification devices
3. Be able to predict magnification levels needed to achieve patient goals.
4. Be able to prescribe near magnification devices and provide training in their use,
5. Be able to recognize availability of and indications for use of adaptive technology (e.g. video magnification, software).
Ms Tracy Matchinski  OD, FAAO

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Ms Tracy Matchinski OD, FAAO
on behalf of VOSH International

Dr. Matchinski graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1995 and completed her residency at the William Feinbloom Low Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1996. She splits her time between The Chicago Lighthouse for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired and is on the faculty at the Illinois College of Optometry working in Low Vision Rehabilitation. She has been practicing Low Vision Care for 18 years and has a special interest in pediatric Low Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Matchinski is a Low Vision Diplomate of the American Academy of Optometry and has lectured both nationally and internationally on Low Vision Rehabilitation.

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