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Introduction to Low Vision Rehabiliation

Introduction to Low Vision Rehabiliation

Introduction to Low Vision Rehabiliation

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: 30 Oct 2018

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Description

This course is an introduction to the optometric practice of Low Vision Rehabilitation. An overview of what low vision is candidates for low vision services and techniques for the examination of patients with visual impairment and types of magnification used in low vision rehabilitation will be presented.

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Objectives
1. To understand what Low Vision Rehabilitation is and identify appropriate patients that would benefit from this type of care.
2. In addition to performing a standard case history, be able to ask basic questions about symptoms, functional difficulties, and rehabilitation goals to anticipate the level of care that patients with visual impairment may require.
3. Be able to recognize psychological factors (e.g. depression, grief, motivation) that may affect adjustment to vision loss and the potential for rehabilitation.
4. Be able to perform visual acuity testing at both distance and near on patients with visual impairment using appropriate charts with proper documentation (e.g. working distance, eccentric viewing, illumination).
5. Be able to perform trial lens refraction and modify refractive techniques for the patient with visual impairment (e.g. bracketing, hand held Jackson cross cylinder).
6. Be able to recognize common symptoms of contrast sensitivity loss, screen for loss, recommend basic modifications (e.g. filter, lens, lighting and environmental options) and refer for comprehensive vision rehabilitation when indicated.
7. Be able to use the different types of magnification available and apply them in the appropriate amount of equivalent power for the patient.
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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