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Introduction to Vision Rehabilitation Register
This two-hour program provides ophthalmologists and ophthalmology residents with an introduction to vision impairment and the vision rehabilitation process. It reviews low vision terminology, demonstrates the impact of vision loss, highlights the importance of vision rehabilitation services, and discusses the optical principals, selection and use of low vision devices. Available in English and Spanish.
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Low Vision in Older Adults: Foundations for Rehabilitation, Second Edition Register
This four-part program is designed for occupational therapists in all care settings. It prepares occupational therapists to recognize the impact of vision loss on performance, to select adaptive equipment and integrate it into treatment, to modify environments to promote independence, and to enhance occupational performance in ADLs and IADLs. The program is offered in partnership with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is approved for .8 AOTA CEU (10 NBCOT PDUs / 8 contact hours).

Caring for People with Vision Loss Register
This 90-minute webinar discusses the functional impact of vision loss and demonstrates innovative strategies for nurses to improve interactions and care for patients with vision loss. The program is offered in partnership with the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission, and has been awarded 2 contact hours.

Low Vision Assessment for Occupational Therapy Register

This two-hour program is designed for occupational therapists in all care settings. It demonstrates basic strategies and tools for assessing vision loss, and reviews how to formulate goals and interventions that address identified vision impairments and improve occupational performance. The program is offered in partnership with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and is approved for .2 AOTA CEU (2.5 NBCOT PDUs / 2 contact hours).

Understanding and Addressing Vision Loss Register
This program is designed for social workers. It provides an understanding of the psychosocial impact of vision loss, reviews psychosocial assessments that help identify those who are having difficulty coping, and offers tips for effective communication, referral and follow-up with patients experiencing vision loss, including facilitating low vision support groups.

Integrating Children with Visual Impairment into the Preschool Classroom Register
This one-hour introductory program provides preschool teachers with a basic understanding of visual impairment and the impact on development and learning.  It demonstrates accommodations that enable them to facilitate full access and participation for children with visual impairment in the classroom.

Education

Guide Techniques Register
This program reviews common self-travel techniques and provides detailed instruction in the guide technique, an effective method to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The program includes a 12-minute instructional video and a 20-page illustrated booklet. Available in English and Spanish.

Making Text Legible and Effective Color Contrast Register
These two downloadable booklets provide basic guidelines for creating materials for people with visual impairment and color deficiencies through the use of legible text options and effective color contrast.

Clinician’s Guide to Low Vision Practice Buy eBook
This ebook is a resource for students and vision practitioners to incorporate low vision into their practice. It includes chapters on conducting a low vision assessment, low vision refraction, relating pathology and function, prescribing low vision devices, and guidelines for integrating low vision care into practice. 198 pages (book).