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Adapting For Independence: Low Vision Rehabilitation
Join Dr. Grandela as he discusses vision impairment and blindness with a focus on adaption and maintaining independence. Evaluation by a Low Vision doctor is essential to obtaining accurate glasses, appropriate magnification tools, and unique assistive technology devices for an individual's specific visual goals. Learn about the myriad forms of vision loss, how they are evaluated, and the best tools to combat each kind of impairment. Get introduced to some of the newest innovations and aids for vision impairment for school, work, and home life. Discover the local organizations that are working in Arizona to provide opportunities and support the community of people with vision loss and blindness.

Objectives:
1) Attendees will gain a better understanding of low vision definitions, legal blindness, and low vision pathologies.​
2) Attendees will receive insight into how a Low Vision eye exam is conducted and how it differs from typically optometry and ophthalmology exams.​
3) Attendees will better discriminate between various Low Vision aids, their purposes, and their advantages and disadvantages.​
4) Attendees will be prepared to discuss basic Low Vision adaptations and accommodations that their patients can make at home, at work, and in other daily life activities.​

Sep 29, 2021 03:30 PM in Arizona

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