Ophthalmic Education Upliftment Program (OEUP) on Low vision (LV-I) intends to provide a guideline to clinicians for examination, evaluation, diagnosing & managing low Vision practice, knowing patient’s individual visual demand, and accessing those patients with proper rehabilitate services along with new updated technologies, which can create a huge impact on their life.
The purpose of this course is to provide a general introduction to – and understanding of – the visual impairment, low vision and the common disorders that cause low vision. To help participants understand and appreciate the effects of living with low vision and to introduce the basic principles of visual rehabilitation to create a positive change in someone’s life through optometric practice.
- To make the participants understand the terminologies used to describe low vision and visual impairment.
- To make the participants understand the burden, epidemiology of low vision in national and global scenarios.
- To be aware the impact of low vision, including emotional impact, on an individual and community level.
- To prepare participants to be able to provide a high standard of low vision care in a hospital or community setting.
- To make participants able to provide the best rehabilitation services to people in need.
- To generate awareness on adoption of appropriate referral pathways, whenever necessary.
(OEUP) on Low vision (LV-II)
Level II course is structure & design course for the Low Vision aspirate. more..
- Introduction and history of practices
- Burden & Epidemiology of low vision
- Visual Impairment in the young people
- Visual Impairment in the working age people
- Visual Impairment in the elderly people
- Impact of Low Vision on visual function and at individual and community level
- The psychology of Low Vision
Evaluation of patient
- History taking, psychological and behavioral evaluation
- Assessment of visual Impairment and activity limitation
- Goal setting and prioritization of need
- Subjective & objective refraction the patient with low vision
- Examination of visual acuity, visual field, contrast sensitivity, colour vision and retinal function
- Optical and non-optical devices assessment
- Calculation of magnifications
- Low vision aids for distance and near
- Special fitting of low vision aids
- Treatment options of visual field loss
- Sensory aids for low vision rehabilitation
- Virtual demonstration with Low Vision Devices
- Recent advancement in electronic devices
- Visual rehabilitation services
- Rehabilitation: A multidisciplinary approach
- Psychological impact on quality of life of patients with low vision