Low vision may affect a person's learning, daily functioning, and psychosocial status. Intervention in the form of vision rehabilitation has enabled many people to successfully meet and overcome the challenges posed by low vision. Part one of this two-part feature presented a four-phase, interdisciplinary model of low vision services that can be applied to any setting. This paper (part two) focuses on methods of assessing low vision, providing clinical services, and establishing an adaptive training and instructional program. The collaborative relationship between the patient/client, low vision physician (optometrist or ophthalmologist), and allied health professional (specifically, the occupational therapist) is described.
Pizzimenti JJ, Roberts E. The Low Vision Rehabilitation Service. Part Two: Putting The Program Into Practice. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2005 Jul 01;3(3), Article 5.