Course Outline- Day 1

9:00-10:00

  • An Overview of the history of Low Vision Rehabilitation
    1. Demographics- current and future
    2. The healthcare vs. the blindness system
    3. OT’s evolution in the role of OT
    4. WHO classification of the different ranges of visual impairment
  • Review of Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye

10:00-11:00

  • Review of the More Common Eye Diseases and Current Medical Treatment Available
    1. Cataracts- not usually seen in low vision rehabilitation
    2. Glaucoma
    3. Diabetic Retinopathy
    4. Other conditions

11:00-11:15

15 Minute Break

11:15-12:30

 

  • Low Vision Evaluation
    1. Evaluation by low vision optometrist
    2. Taking a history- past medical history, social history, patient complaints/goals, cognitive status, etc.
    3. Distant/Near Visual Acuity
    4. Contrast Sensitivity Testing- (Lea Numbers)
    5. Oculomotor evaluation
    6. Reading assessment- (VSRT)
    7. Writing assessment- (Collin Writing Assessment)
    8. Scotoma awareness/PRL training
    9. ADL assessment

12:30-1:30

Lunch Break On Your Own

1:30-4:30

  • Lab Session– In Pairs
    1. Administer/Grade MnRead
    2. Administer/Grade- VSRT
    3. Scotoma Assessment/PRL Training

4:30

Adjourn for the Day

Transportation
Please call the Program Manager at (973) 627-0055, ext. 312 or email programs@vlanj.org to learn about transportation options to get to each location.
For More Info
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