Visibility Vol 16 Issue 3, 2022


Coping with Vision Loss: a Grounded Theory Study


Barriers that limit the client’s use of low vision rehabilitation are multifactorial. Aside from systemic factors, like access to care and knowledge of low vision services, are those barriers imposed by the client out of denial or a response to loss. Therefore, a better understanding of the grief process associated with visual impairment may offer relevant information on how to facilitate the acceptance of low vision services, and how to make those services available to patients in a relevant way. This study aimed to analyze the emotional impact and coping responses related to vision loss.

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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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