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VISION-LOSS

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FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICE PROVIDERS WHO FOCUS ON HELPING BLIND AND VISION IMPAIRED CONSUMERS WITH POSITIVE SOLUTIONS FOR ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING. PLUS, IN SOME SITUATIONS MORE THEN ONE OF THESE EXPERTS CAN BE USED AS AN EYECARE TEAM.

MOST BUT NOT ALL OF THESE SPECIALLY TRAINED INDIVIDUALS WILL BE FOUND IN A MEDICAL OR UNIVERSITY SETTING OR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION. ALSO, SOME OF THEIR TRADE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

IN ADDITION, SOME OF THESE JOB TITLES ARE FROM DEGREES OR CERTIFICATION AND OTHERS ARE THE RESULT OF EMPLOYER DESIGNATION.

1. LOW VISION OPHTHALMOLOGIST (MD)
- AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
WEBSITE: WWW DOT AAO DOT ORG

2. LOW VISION OPTOMETRIST (OD)
- AMERICAN OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION
WEBSITE: WWW DOT AOA DOT ORG

3. LOW VISION OPTICIAN
- OPTICIANS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
WEBSITE: WWW DOT OAA DOT ORG

4. LOW VISION THERAPIST
WEBSITE: SEE 1. AND 2. BELOW

5. CERTIFIED VISION REHABILITATION THERAPIST (CVRT)
- NATIONAL VISION REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION
WEBSITE: WWW DOT NVRA DOT ORG

6. CERTIFIED ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SPECIALIST (COMS)
WEBSITE: SEE 1. AND 2. BELOW

7. CERTIFIED ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (CATS)
- REHABILITATION ENGINEERING AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
WEBSITE: WWW DOT RESNA DOT ORG

8. CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (COT)
- AMERICAN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
WEBSITE: WWW DOT AOTA DOT ORG

9. CERTIFIED REHABILITATION COUNSELOR (CRC)
- COMMISSION ON REHABILITATION COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION
WEBSITE: WWW DOT CRC CERTIFICATION DOT COM

10. CERTIFIED TEACHER OF STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS (TVI)
WEBSITE: SEE 1. AND 2. BELOW

11. UNIVERSITY EDUCATION EXAMPLES
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN VISUAL DISABILITIES
- MASTER OF SCIENCE IN VISION REHABILITATION

TRADE GROUPS...

1. ACADEMY FOR CERTIFICATION OF VISION REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS
WEBSITE: WWW DOT ACVREP DOT ORG

2. ASSOCIATION FOR PEOPLE ASSISTING THE EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
WEBSITE: WWW DOT AER BVI DOT ORG

3. INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF LOW VISION SPECIALISTS
WEBSITE: WWW DOT LOW VISION EYE DOCTORS DOT COM

4. NATIONAL ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR AGENCIES SERVING PEOPLE WITH BLINDNESS OR VISUAL IMPAIRMENT
WEBSITE: WWW DOT NACASB DOT ORG

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