Visibility Vol 12 Issue 1, 2018


Stand Magnifier Optical Strategies


Due to their optical characteristics, stand magnifiers are very different tools than other types of near low vision aids. The implications of these characteristics are important in clinical low vision practice. Since their magnification is in part determined by the spectacle add that is used with them, they should not be used as though they provide their labeled magnification. In addition, some stand magnifiers have maximum usable spectacle adds that limit their usefulness with some bifocals. In order to better understand the value of stand magnifiers, I have found it helpful to first understand how stand magnifier enlargement is fundamentally different from other types of magnification.

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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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Bilateral Atrophic Age-Related Macular Degeneration: A Case Study

Gregg Baldwin, OD

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