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Course code: BSLV614



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Course Content

Learning Objectives

To extend the range of clinical optometry practice introduced, with the aim of complementing of low vision care and its different aspects according to our country requirement. Low vision services are becoming existent and tertiary level and it will be good learning area for the students, and to build their carrier as Low Vision Practioner.

Course Content

1. Epidemiology of Low Vision – Definitions and Global Situation

2. Causes of Low Vision

3. Patients History & Interview – Assessment tests

4. Low Vision Assessment

5. Essentials Supplementary tests – Color Vision, Visual Fields

6. Visual Acuity

7. Magnification

8. Low Vision Devices – Types


10. Optical Devices for distance use – Telescopes & Filters

11. Optical Devices for near use – Magnifiers and their calculation

12. Electronic &High-tech Low Vision Devices

Course Content

13. Low Vision Enhancement system – Video Presentation

14. How to use Low Vision Devices

15. Environmental Modifications – Special considerations

16. Visual Training

17. Low Vision Service Other Aspects of rehabilitation

18. Motivation and client’s behavior

19. Complication and side effects

20. Services for the Blind

21. Orientation and Mobility Training

22. Braille

23. Practical Training of LV Management Case Studies

24. Practical Training of LV Management Case Studies of the Blind Patients





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