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Low Vision Strategies for Everyday Applications (2024) (Recorded Webinar)

presented by Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV

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Financial: Marlene Snow receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Marlene Snow has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 115 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 19 Minutes

This course is a recording of a previously hosted live webinar event. Polling and question submission features are not available for this recording. Format and structure may differ from those of standard MedBridge courses.

Regardless of the setting in which you practice, it is highly likely that you will encounter patients with varying degrees of visual impairments. Unfortunately, the training most therapists receive often does not adequately prepare them to provide effective treatment to individuals experiencing vision loss. This webinar was created specifically to equip therapists with the necessary knowledge and skills to better understand the common causes of visual impairments and implement appropriate therapeutic techniques confidently and competently. Participating in this webinar will give you the valuable information you need to design appropriate and effective therapy sessions for patients with visual impairments, ensuring they receive the most comprehensive care possible.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the most common eye diseases and how they affect treatment and patient participation in occupations
  • Determine appropriate print size for patient handouts
  • Recognize correct lighting style and placement
  • Identify how to appropriately guide and communicate with visually impaired patients

Meet Your Instructor

Marlene Snow, MS, OTR/L, SCLV

Marlene graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy. She began working in the low vision field in 2007 and has worked in various settings, including university practice, nonprofit, and now private practice. Marlene received her master's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Common Eye Conditions

In this chapter, we’ll review the most common eye conditions affecting seniors and discuss how they can affect your treatment and what you can do to alleviate these problems.

2. Communicating With Patients Who Have Vision Loss

In this chapter, we’ll discuss how to communicate with patients who have vision impairments, including simple ways to determine how to estimate proper print size so you can be sure patients can read the information you provide for them and proper guiding techniques to make working with this population more comfortable for you and them.

3. Modifications

In this chapter, we’ll discuss how light can dramatically affect outcomes with your patients. We’ll also provide ways to utilize magnification, contrast, and technology for safety and accessibility modifications.

4. Question and Answer Session

This chapter is a viewer-submitted question and answer session facilitated by the instructor.

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