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Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Optical Device Use in Students with Low Vision

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Cynthia S. Bachofer, PhD, CLVT and Kelly E. Lusk, PhD have written a Position Paper for AER (Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired) on Appropriate Prescribing Practices for Optical Device Use in Students with Low Vision.  

Position:

The great majority of students who have a visual impairment (VI) and some functional use of vision should be seen by a clinical low vision specialist (MD or OD with a specialization in low vision) in a comprehensive clinical low vision evaluation (CLVE) to determine any appropriate prescriptions, such as optical (magnification) and electronic devices, as well as other recommendations.

The paper includes the following sections:

  • Overview
  • Key Points
  • Recommendations for Practice
  • Resources
  • References

 

Read the full paper.

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Posted on August 10, 2019
Updated on: August 14, 2019