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Intro to Low Vision Part 2

Author: Debra Bennett, ABOC, NCLE-AC

Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

Age‐related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetes, or glaucoma, can result in vision impairment. This loss of vision may mean a loss of independence and diminished quality of life. This course imparts information on the many ways eye care professionals can provide assistance to low-vision patients.

Course Objectives

  • Describe at least three  optical low-vision aids
  • Describe at least four non optical low-vision aids
  • Classify how absorptive lenses can aid a low-vision
  • Identify at least three types of optical low-vision aids
  • Analyze three methods by which magnification can be achieved 
  • Interpret how magnification is able to help the vision-impaired patient

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NCLE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.