Low Vision Rehabilitation

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July 13, 2013

Jim’s Story: A Journey Through Low Vision Rehabilitation

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This is a dramatization of the experiences of Jim, a fictional participant in a low vision rehabilitation program. The intent is to introduce the reader to as many of the varied types of tests and interventions as possible. For simplicity, a single character has been used to show many possible approaches. It does not, therefore,
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July 7, 2013

“Dear Doctor”

Posted in: Low Vision Rehabilitation

A plea from a patient who thought nothing could be done. Dear Doctor, You treat patients with low vision and serve us well. Often, however, we hear “nothing can be done for you”. It’s true, but it hurts. With no additional aid, we soon realize that it is beyond our capabilities to win the battle
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July 6, 2013

What Your Low Vision Doctor Needs To Know

Posted in: Daily Living, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Edward J. Huggett, Jr., O.D., P.A. Chief of Low Vision Services St. Luke’s Cataract and Laser Institute Tarpon Springs, Florida A low vision examination is quite different from a typical eye examination. Rather than looking for visual dysfunction and ways to treat it, a low vision doctor tries to learn what vision you have
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January 1, 2013

Locating a Low Vision Specialist

Posted in: Low Vision Rehabilitation

These sites will help you find low vision specialists in your area. Before contacting a specific service, however, you may want to educate yourself about what you should expect. For a good deal of information, see the Low Vision Rehabilitation section of our library.   Eschenbach – interactive map and search for low vision professionals by
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July 7, 2012

Doctor Overload: What Can We Do to Help?

Posted in: Health and Nutrition, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Dan Roberts July 2012 As our older population grows and the number of care providers dwindle, doctors fear that their ability to provide sufficient care will soon begin to be overburdened by the sheer number of people who will need it. A low vision rehabilitation delivery system is in place, but it can work
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March 11, 2012

What Is Macular Degeneration?

Posted in: Daily Living, Eye Conditions, Health and Nutrition, Low Vision Rehabilitation, Research and Developments, Therapies, Treatments, and Procedures

by Dan Roberts (Updated April 29, 2015) (Reviewed by Martin A. Mainster, Ph.D., M.D., FRCOphth) Audio/visual presentations on all related subjects Recommended books: The First Year: Age-Related Macular Degeneration: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Daniel L. Roberts Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight by Lylas Mogk, M.D.
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March 1, 2011

Maintaining Independence and Quality of Life

Posted in: Daily Living, Latest News, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Dan Roberts March 2011 The “English Longitudinal Study of Ageing” has found that people with poor eyesight are three to five times more likely than those with good eyesight to suffer from low quality of life, poor psychological health, and depression.1 When those inequalities are accounted for, however, the impact of poor eyesight itself
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February 10, 2011

“Crossing The Line From Visual To Nonvisual Skills”

Posted in: Daily Living, Low Vision Rehabilitation

An Interview with Maurice Peret (Blind Industries and Services of Maryland) Dan Roberts, Moderator International Low Vision Support Group February 10, 2011 Dan: Welcome to our webcast, Maurice. Please tell us how you became blind and how that led you into your work as rehabilitation trainer for Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. Maurice: How
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May 15, 2008

The Macular Disease Patient Charter

Posted in: Low Vision Rehabilitation

The Macular Disease Patient Charter, a bill of rights for people with macular disease, was developed and endorsed by AMD Alliance International in May 2008. The charter is a tool designed to outline the rights of people living with macular disease. It encourages them to seek the high quality of care they deserve through a
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August 20, 2007

Low Vision Rehabilitation Delivery Model Launched

Posted in: Latest News, Low Vision Rehabilitation

Kansas City, MO (August 10, 2007) — An historic event in low vision care was officially announced on August 10, 2007 at the third annual Envision 07 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. As part of the keynote speech, R. Tracy Williams, O.D. described a model that has been developed over the past five months by
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