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.
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:
- Key Points
- Recommendations for Practice