2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
3 Clinical Optics
Chapter 9: Vision Rehabilitation
Materials for patients
Resource materials and information about the many agencies and services should be provided to all patients. The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s vision rehabilitation patient handout is available for download in English for ophthalmologists to give to patients (available at www.aao.org/low-vision-and-vision-rehab). It provides essential tips for making the most of remaining vision and offers a list of resources, including a website that allows patients to search for services in their community.
Materials for ophthalmologists
Information and materials for ophthalmologists include:
American Academy of Ophthalmology. Vision Rehabilitation Committee. Preferred Practice Pattern Guidelines. Vision Rehabilitation. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 2017. Available at www.aao.org/ppp.
American Academy of Ophthalmology. Vision rehabilitation web page updated with information about vision rehabilitation initiatives and education. Available at www.aao.org/low-vision-and-vision-rehab.
Mishra A, Jackson ML, Mogk, LG. Comprehensive vision rehabilitation. Focal Points: Clinical Practice Perspectives. San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology; 2017, module 4.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series : Section 3 - Clinical Optics. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.