Visibility Vol 8 Issue 4, 2014

Exploring Participation in Individuals with Glaucoma

Participation is involvement in life situations and a major construct of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health framework. A primary goal of occupational therapy is to promote health through participation in meaningful roles and routines individuals need to do or want to do. Glaucoma is a progressive, chronic optic neuropathy and a leading cause of visual impairment and blindness in the U.S.; both visual impairment and blindness have a significant association with disability and thus may affect participation. The purpose of this study was to explore participation in individuals with glaucoma to understand changes in everyday living.

A person helping another person with a reading aide

Well-Being and Mental Health Factors among Informal Caregivers of Individuals with Visual Impairments

Callie Victor, PhD, OTR/L, CLA; Matthew Haase, MS, OTR/L, ATC; Michael Bown; Lindsey Bates, OTR; Michael Centra, OTR/L; Jaclyn Sachleben; Elizabeth Tyson; Michelle Gamber, DrPH; Suleiman Alibhai

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Patient with Stand Magnifier

Stand Magnifier Optical Strategies

Gregg Baldwin, OD

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Characteristics of Older Bioptic Drivers: Effects of Increasing Age on Driving Safety

Bradley E. Dougherty, OD, PhD

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