Programs for Optometrists

Incorporating Vision Rehabilitation into Optometric Care

About This Program

Optometrists are a crucial part of the care team for patients with low vision. They are situated to manage and address patients’ ocular health and visual function, including to provide or refer patients to vision rehabilitation services. This program provides an understanding of low vision and vision rehabilitation that will enable you to effectively identify patients with low vision, incorporate basic low vision care into practice and/or make appropriate referrals.

Who May Benefit

  • Optometrists
  • Optometry students and residents

What Is Covered

After completing this two hour program, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the impact of vision loss on patients’ daily activities, safety, social participation, well-being and health.
  • Describe the process and components of vision rehabilitation.
  • Incorporate basic low vision evaluation and selection of devices into practice.
  • Identify basic interventions that improve daily activities for patients with low vision.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and families regarding the onset of vision loss, options to address the impact of vision loss and driving restrictions.

Continuing Education Credits

This activity, COPE Activity #116968, is accredited by COPE for continuing education for optometrists. Expiration date 2-19-22.

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