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UPDATE: THIS FILE LAST EDITED 5-2011

LOW-VISION

REHAB

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A PUBLICATION FROM THE...

SIGHT LOSS

INFORMATION

DETECTIVE

.....ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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THE VAST MAJORITY OF VISION LOSS CONSUMERS EXPERIENCE IMPAIRMENT RANGING FROM LOW PARTIAL TO HIGH PARTIAL EYESIGHT. COLLECTIVELY THIS YOUNG TO OLD POPULATION GROUP IS CALLED LOW VISION, WHICH CAN INCLUDE SOME INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CLASSIFIED AS LEGALLY BLIND. IN ADDITION, LOW VISION USUALLY MEANS PERMANENT EYESIGHT LOSS.

WHILE THE PRIMARY SPECIALISTS ARE LOW VISION OPTOMETRISTS AND LOW VISION OPHTHALMOLOGISTS, THE PROCESS OF LOW VISION REHABILITATION ALSO INVOLVES OTHER TECHNICIANS WHO HELP PROVIDE:

1. RESOURCES REFERRAL
2. EYE EXAM
3. LOW VISION EXAM
4. REHAB TRAINING

FOR AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST VISIT...

LINK: VISION-LOSS SPECIALTIES
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

MOST IMPORTANTLY THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENT IN THIS AREA, BESIDES THE ADVANCE OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, IS A LONG-TERM STUDY ABOUT FREE PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE BEING CONDUCTED BY THE CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES, AS FOLLOWS:

LINK: MEDICARE COVERAGE
SITE: WWW DOT AFB DOT ORG
SCROLL TO: HEADING - MEDICARE DEMONSTRATION TO STUDY REHABILITATION FOR PEOPLE WITH VISION IMPAIRMENT

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