The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals, Second Edition

$59.95
Author(s):
Barbara Brown, CO, COMT, MEd
ISBN 10:
1556427956
ISBN 13:
9781556427954
Pages:
208
Cover:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
2007
Item Number:
67956
Product Dimensions:
7.00 x 10.00 x 0.38 inches

Book Description

Clearly organized and simply presented, The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals, Second Edition offers an introduction to all aspects of low vision, including a short history of low vision and the basic optics of magnifiers.

Updated and revised this second edition of The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals provides practical material on assessing low vision patients, the psychology of visual loss, and ways to alleviate patients’ common fears. Additionally, Barbara Brown explores current optical, nonoptical, and electronic devices and their appropriate uses for various patients.

Additional features include:
  • Case histories to explain some differences among patients at varying levels of vision loss
  • Key points and study icons that highlight topics of interest for paraprofessionals studying for their certification exams
  • Addresses and websites for vendors of low vision aids and devices
  • Contact information for rehabilitation centers and support agencies to benefit visually impaired patients
  • Multiple references and resources for further study
The Low Vision Handbook for Eyecare Professionals, Second Edition is perfect for students of the ophthalmic and optometric sciences, introductory-level assistants and other medical office staff, as well as more experienced technicians. The easy-to-read format, user-friendly terminology, and resource information make it an invaluable book for all who assist low vision patients.

More Information

Barbara Brown, CO, Med, is an orthoptist and ophthalmic medical technologist who began her career as an orientation and mobility instructor. She has been dedicated to low vision care since 1976 and has helped to initiate low vision clinics in Augusta, CA; Jacksonville, FL; and several ophthalmology practices around Boston, MA. She has provided low vision care to patients, taught ophthalmology residents and ophthalmic technicians about low vision, and assisted in the development of the low vision section of the JCAHPO™ certification examinations. She has seen a tremendous increase of interest in low vision over the past 30 years and hopes that the next generation of ophthalmic and optometric health care providers of any capacity continue to be vitally concerned about the debilitating aspects of low vision and are able to help their patients with compassion and skill. Ms. Brown currently teaches mathematics at a high school in the Boston area. After having several low vision students, she is learning to further appreciate the needs of low vision youth. And after becoming presbyobic herself, she is learning to further appreciate the value of magnification!
Contents Dedication Acknowledgments About the Author The Study Icons Chapter 1. Introduction to Low Vision Chapter 2. Optical Low Vision Aids Chapter 3. Non-Optical and Daily Living Aids Chapter 4. Electronic and Computer-Assisted Low Vision Aids Chapter 5. History Taking Chapter 6. Assessment of Visual Function Chapter 7. Selecting Aids for Individuals Chapter 8. The Emotional and Social Aspects of Visual Loss Chapter 9. Rehabilitation and Referrals Chapter 10. Providing Low Vision Care in the Private Practice or Clinic Chapter 11. Case Histories Glossary Index