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Models of low vision care: past, present and future

Ryan, Barbara 2014. Models of low vision care: past, present and future. Clinical and Experimental Optometry 97 (3) , pp. 209-213. 10.1111/cxo.12157

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Abstract

Over the last 50 years, the concept of a low vision service has changed considerably. It has moved away from just the optometrist or optician dispensing magnifiers, to having a large team working across the health and social/ community care sectors, with voluntary organisations often playing an important role. This paper reviews how low vision rehabilitation services have evolved and what models of low vision care are currently available. It goes on to consider the effectiveness and accessibility of low vision care. Finally it explores what the future might hold for low vision services, to be better prepared for the increase in the number of people with low vision and their evolving needs and what role(s) an optometrist might have within these anticipated developments.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Optometry and Vision Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RE Ophthalmology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: low vision; models of care; rehabilitation; visual impairment
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0816-4622
Date of Acceptance: 26 March 2014
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2019 11:22
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/63982

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