Low Vision Tools and Resources
Real world examples of patient management techniques provide valuable insight into the low vision examination process. Below you will find three videos of low vision exams performed by Dr. Henry Greene. Please read the patient intake information below before viewing. After viewing the video, review the exam summary and read the treatment plan as prescribed by Dr. Henry Greene. Be sure to read Dr. Greene’s Prescribing Tips Checklist and use it as a quick reference guide in the future.
Keep in mind that this is not a concrete template. Every patient is unique. They may come to you with a variety of visual, medical, physical and financial challenges. There are numerous approaches that work and should be incorporated depending on the patient and the environment in which you practice. Your job is to earn their trust, uncover their goals, set realistic expectations and deliver a treatment plan that you both agree upon.
Case Study 1:
85 y.o.w.m. with exudative macular degeneration bilaterally with disciform scarring and s/p PDT x2 OD, x5 OS and s/p ECCE/PCIO OU.
Case Study 2:
87 y.o.w.m. advanced COAG OU with ECCE/PCIOL OD, and s/p filtering bleb OU, ALT OU and with RD repair OS.
Case Study 3:
89 y.o.w.m. with exudative ARMD OU and s/p PDT OU and Avastin OD, s/p ECCE with PCIOL OU.
We have compiled some of the timeliest articles on Low Vision all in one easy to reference section. Click on a topic below to explore the content.
Low Vision Devices
- Bioptic Telescopic Spectacles and Driving
- Improving Low Vision Performance by Enhancing Contrast
- Low Vision Aid Demonstration
- Low Vision Aid Dispensing and Training
- New Spectacle Telescopic Lens Design and Fitting Protocol
- Prism and Field Enhancement for the Low Vision Rehabilitation of Patients with Hemianopic Field Loss
The Low Vision Exam
- Determining the Initial Response to Magnification Keys to Examination Efficiency
- Eccentric Viewing Assessment and Training
- Improving Your Low Vision Communications Skills
- Patient Education and Counseling
The simple tips below will help you as you make decisions about your practice and patients.
- Binocular rivalry
- Effects of Prior Low Vision Exams
- Hand Held Magnifiers
- Hand Held Telescopes
- Integrating adaptive technology in your evaluation
- Is Your Practice Low Vision “Friendly”?
- Payment Options
- Prescribing Pearls Checklist
- Telescopes on the first visit
- Uncovering Contrast Loss With Your History
These sample forms can be used as templates for your practice:
Online Resource for Low Vision
The Vision Council has launched a new website, whatislowvision.org, dedicated to educating the public about low vision, vision enhancing devices and medical solutions. In addition to addressing questions about the causes and early warning signs of low vision, the online resource features a blog and low vision specialist locator. Click here to visit the site.
Low Vision Solutions: A Guide to Regaining Visual Independence