Low Vision - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780750622622

Low Vision

4th Edition

Principles and Practice

Authors: Christine Dickinson
Paperback ISBN: 9780750622622
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st October 1998
Page Count: 352


It will be of interest to dispensing opticians, orthoptists and rehabilitation workers who also come into contact with this patient group.

The advice is organised for quick and easy reference with sections on definitions of the condition and its causes, magnification and other strategies for improving performance, and clinical procedures used in the assessment of vision and prescribing of aids.

The theoretical background to aids and strategies employed is given in detail but there is also abundant practical advice and an indication of the way in which the optometrist's role is integrated with that of other professionals dealing with low-vision patients.

Table of Contents

What is low vision?; Incidence and causes; Measuring visual performance; The multi disciplinary team in low vision care; Magnification; Increasing object size; Decreasing viewing distance; Real image magnification; Telescopic magnification; Non optical aids; Illumination and lighting; Aids for peripheral field loss; Special techniques; Sensory substitution; Environmental modification and building design; The initial assessment; The examination routine; Prescribing magnification; Training patients in the use of magnifiers; Are low vision aids successful?; The place of low vision in optometric practice


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About the Author

Christine Dickinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Manchester, UK