Fellowship in Low Vision Rehabilitation

Low vision rehabilitation should be considered part of the continuum of eye care. This One year fellowship program aims to train Optometrists to become experts in low vision rehabilitation.

Course Outline

  • PAPER I - CAUSES & PREVENTION OF LOW VISION

  • UNIT I: BASICS OF LOW VISION

  • UNIT II: COMMON DISORDERS OF LOW VISION

  • UNIT III: PRE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF LOW VISION PATIENT

  • UNIT IV: PREVENTION OF LOW VISION INCIDENCE

  • PAPER II - CLINICAL EXAMINATION & OPTICS OF LOW VISION

  • UNIT I: EXAMINATION OF LOW VISION I

  • UNIT II: EXAMINATION OF LOW VISION II

  • UNIT III: ASSESMENT OF NEEDS OF VISUALLY DISABLED

  • UNIT IV: OPTICS OF LOW VISION DEVICES

  • UNIT V: LOW VISION EVALUATION FORM AND REHABILITATION PLAN

  • PAPER III - NEURO FUNCTIONAL LOW VISION REHABILITATION

  • UNIT I: VISUAL DISORDERS – THE FUNCTIONAL PERSPECTIVE

  • UNIT II: VISUAL DISORDERS - PSYCHO SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE

  • UNIT III: PSYCHOLOGICAL & SOCIAL FACTORS IN VISUAL ADAPTATION & REHABILITATION

  • UNIT IV: REHABILITATION

  • UNIT V: OTHER DISABILITY AND SENSORY IMPAIRMENT

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

  • UNIT I: NON OPTICAL DEVICES

  • UNIT II A: LOW VISION DEVICES FOR DISTANCE

  • UNIT II B: LOW VISION DEVICES FOR NEAR

  • UNIT III: ELECTRO OPTICAL DEVICES

  • UNIT IV: TECHNOLOGICAL APPLICATION IN LVR

  • UNIT V: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

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 so doing, the individual’s functional potential will be enhanced, resulting in increase 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 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.

The course is divided into two parts: Online Course and Hands on training. After successful completion of the online course and Hands on training, candidates must complete an online assessment test for each unit, comprising multiple choices and an onsite examination of the subject at the end of the academic year. A 75% pass rate is required.

 

Articles that are listed in your Recommended Reading list will be included in the assessment process. Videos that are listed on CORE as recommended viewing will also be included in the assessment process.

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

Fellowship is open to the optometrists who are completed 4 year Degree or 2 year Diploma in Optometry

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 vision means?
    • 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 eat 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

₹20000

for Indian Students

$400

for International Students

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