Low Vision Rehabilitation

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September 7, 2005

Eccentric Viewing

Posted in: Daily Living, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Dan Roberts September 2005 Reviewed by Jennifer Galbraith, O.D. Eccentric viewing is a technique used by people with central vision loss. Also called Preferred Retinal Loci (PRL), it is a method by which the person looks slightly away from the subject in order to view it peripherally with another area of the visual field.
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December 25, 2004

Depression and Macular Degeneration

Posted in: Daily Living, Low Vision Rehabilitation

from Macular Degeneration–The Complete Guide To Saving And Maximizing Your Sight by Lylas G. Mogk, M.D. and Marja Mogk (Originally published September 2004. Reprinted with permission) Many people who lose vision go through a short period of mild depression as they grieve their loss and adjust their lives. But many others experi ence prolonged periods
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July 10, 2004

What is Visual Impairment?

Posted in: Eye Conditions, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Dan Roberts 2004 Visual impairment is ranked third behind arthritis and heart disease as the most common condition causing a need for assistance with activities of daily living for persons 70 years and older. It is, however, often overlooked in the home care setting when treating patients for other conditions. (Source: A caregiver’s eye
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April 6, 2002

What to Expect From a Low Vision Specialist

Posted in: Daily Living, Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Judy Prevost April 2002 Definition of Low Vision Low vision is defined as an impairment of sight which cannot be adequately corrected with pharmaceutical or surgical interventions, conventional prescription eyewear, or contact lenses. The patient usually presents with a loss of visual field, loss of light sensitivity, distortion, loss of color vision, or loss
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January 30, 1998

Finding A Good Low-Vision Specialist

Posted in: Low Vision Rehabilitation

by Steven Goldberg, O.D. January 30, 1998 There’s nothing to prevent anyone from simply calling themselves a “low vision specialist”, but there are a few things you can do to point yourself in the right direction. There is a Low Vision Section of the American Optometric Association – you can contact them at 1-800-365-2219. I’m
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