Low Vision

Lovie-Kitchin, Jan E. (2009) Low Vision. In Rosenfield, Mark & Logan, Nicola (Eds.) Optometry : science, techniques and clinical management. Butterworth Heinemann, Elsevier, pp. 475-498.

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Abstract

The care of low-vision patients is termed vision rehabilitation, and optometrists have an essential role to play in the provision of vision rehabilitation services. Ideally, if patients stay with one optometrist or practice, their low-vision care becomes part of a continuum of eye care, from the time when they had normal vision. If progressive vision loss occurs, the role of the optometrist changes from primary eye care only to one of monitoring vision loss and gradually introducing low-vision care, especially magnification and advice on lighting and contrast, in conjunction with other vision rehabilitation professionals.

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ID Code: 30288
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: low-vision, vision rehabilitation, progressive vision loss, visual impairment
ISBN: 9780750687782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Optometry & Vision Science
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2010 06:47
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:09

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