As the baby boomer population continues to rise, the need for basic low-vision services in the primary care setting will become essential. Early disease can be managed using simple adjustments to prescriptions and basic enhancements to visual goals. Best of all, it doesn't require equations or hours of chair time! This course will not focus on math, but rather demonstrate how to think about these early disease patients and modify currently known principles to manage basic low vision in the primary care setting. Let’s take the fear out of low-vision!
- 1. To report the demographics of the early low vision patient population 2. To list the 5 things that go into a prescription 3. To differentiate between basic, intermediate, and advanced low vision cases 4. To recognize the different levels of low vision 5. To apply some of the basic adjustments to a prescription to help enhance a low vision patient’s vision 6. To establish a basic protocol of management options and referral sources for their low vision patients.