Certificate program in Low Vision Rehabilitation

Low vision rehabilitation should be considered part of the continuum of eye care. The main objective of this program is to give the optometrist a basic understanding of low vision and to assess and examine the low vision patients. Prescribing low vision devices for better visual function. It is important to assist in counseling and rehabilitating the low vision patient.

Course Outline

  • PAPER I - CAUSES & PREVENTION OF LOW VISION

  • PAPER II - CLINICAL EXAMINATION & OPTICS OF LOW VISION

  • PAPER III - NEURO FUNCTIONAL LOW VISION REHABILITATION

  • PAPER IV - MANAGEMENT OF LOW VISION & TECHNOLOGY APPLICATION IN LVR

About this course

Low vision rehabilitation should be considered part of the continuum of eye care that includes refractive, medical and surgical eye care, which begins at birth and carries forward throughout life. The goal of vision rehabilitation is to maximize an individual’s functional vision. In doing so, the individual’s functional potential will be enhanced, resulting in increased independence and improved quality of life.

Majority of patients with low vision can be helped to function at a higher level with the use of low vision devices. Management of a Low-vision patient does not end with prescribing a Low vision device alone. It involves a coordinated effort on the part of the practitioner, patient and his / her family members to recognize the patient’s limitations, and help him / her choose devices that will satisfy the patient’s visual needs. It is also a multi-disciplinary approach where a low-vision practitioner has to work in tandem with other professionals like Ophthalmologists and Dispensing Opticians.

The main objective of this program is to give the optometrist a basic understanding of low vision and to assess and examine the low vision patients. Prescribing low vision devices for better visual function. It is important to assist in counseling and rehabilitating the low vision patient.

Objectives

Low Vision rehabilitation helps people adapt to vision loss and maintain their current lifestyle. A vision rehabilitation program offers a wide range of services, including training in the use of magnifiers and other adaptive devices, ways to complete daily living skills safely and independently, guidance on modifying residences, and information on where to locate resources and support.

Eligibility

Certificate program is open to the working optometrists & optometry students

Synthesis of knowledge about

    • check What is low vision testing?
    • check What is your vision if you are legally blind?
    • check How can I stop losing my eyesight?
    • check How do you treat low vision?
    • check What causes low vision?
    • check What is low vision therapy?
    • check What is considered poor eyesight?
    • check Is Low Vision considered a disability?
    • check Who is a person with low vision?
    • check Do I have low vision?
    • check What prescription makes you legally blind?
    • check What qualifies you as legally blind?
    • check What is low vision?
    • check How does being blind affect your life?
    • check What is considered bad vision?
    • check What does vision mean ?
    • check What causes low eyesight?
    • check Who is a person with low vision?
    • check What are the symptoms of low vision?
    • check How do you know if your eyesight is getting worse?
    • check Can your eyes get stuck?
    • check What can you have to improve your eyesight?
    • check What is the 20/20 rule?
    • check Can your vision improve?
    • check What are the symptoms of low vision?
    • check How do you treat low vision?
    • check What causes low eyesight?
    • check What is a low vision test?
    • check What is low vision rehabilitation?
    • check What is low vision therapy?
    • check What is blind rehabilitation?
    • check How much does a vision rehabilitation therapist make?
    • check What causes decreased vision?
    • check How do you treat low vision?
    • check Is Low Vision considered a disability?
    • check What is the lowest vision you can have?

Course Fee

₹10000

for Indian Students

$300

for International Students

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