The first afternoon session explored developments in education and training, with Birmingham City University's Peter Cooke covering the perspective of rehabilitation services, and Aston University's Elizabeth Bartlam discussing teaching students in low vision
CVRT, director, Vision Rehabilitation Therapy Program, Department of Blindness and Low Vision
Studies, College of Education and Rehabilitation, Salus University, 8360 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027; e-mail: <lasmith@salus.
As an industry leader in technology innovation, design and manufacture, the Rejoin team is dedicated to providing the best ODM solutions to partners in the international low vision
HumanWare is proud to introduce the revolutionary Prodigi family to help people with low vision
in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East," said Pedro Polson, CEO of HumanWare Europe.
Dr Hassan, owner of the Delmon Optical, volunteered to provide a free eye examination as well as quotation reports to supply low vision
members with suitable equipment such as glasses and lenses.
Gil, who has worked as a dispensing optician for more than 30 years, and has been practising in the low vision
field since 1980, founded Low Vision
Supplies with wife Liz in 1990.
Subjects were randomly assigned to the low vision
program at a VA medical care facility or to a waiting-list control group.
The Harborne-based Birmingham Focus on Blindness Low Vision
Centre marked World Sight Day by showing how people with low vision
use devices and can be trained to make the most of what limited vision they may have.
Key words: blind rehabilitation, health-related quality of life, low vision
, low-vision rehabilitation, NEI VFQ-25, outcomes, outcomes measures, rehabilitation, vision rehabilitation, visual function.
Strategies are discussed in "Living with Low Vision
," from the Winter 2001 issue of InsideMS.
Quality of light and quality of life-the effect of lighting adaptation among people with low vision
Specialty initiatives within this program focus on diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, low vision
(when everyday tasks become difficult to do even with corrective lenses, medicine, or surgery), and educating Spanish-speaking Americans about eye and vision problems.