Visibility Vol 11 Issue 3 & 4, 2017


Characteristics of Low Vision Patients Utilizing a Team-based Versus Device-based Approach


With an aging population and an increasing prevalence of chronic conditions affecting vision, the need for low vision physicians and team-based rehabilitation has become an increasingly important public health concern. There are many challenges facing traditionally trained device prescribing optometrists as they transition to team-based rehabilitation practices. The purpose of this study was to a) examine referral (or acceptance of referrals) patterns of patients in a new part-time private low vision practice during the first 15 months of operation, and b) describe the cause and description of impairment of the patients.

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Assessment of online patient education materials designed for people with age-related macular degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD, MPH, CPH, CHES

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Minding the Gap: Determining Causes for Missed Low Vision Referrals to Develop a Streamlined, Sustainable Low Vision Rehabilitation System in Wisconsin

Katherine Dalzotto MD; Mark Banghart MS; Christina Thomas-Virnig PhD; Sanbrita Mondal OD

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Assessment of Modified Patient Education Materials for People with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Jennifer Fortuna, PhD, OTR/L; Linda Shuster, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA; Anne Riddering, PhD, OTR/L, CLVT, COMS; Cassie Lopez-Jeng, PhD; MPH, CPH, CHES

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