This book gives both the practising optometrist and student a comprehensive review of the scope of the optometrist's work with the visually impaired.
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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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1998
- 21st October 1998
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Senior Lecturer, Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences, University of Manchester, UK