An Innovative Vision Rehabilitation eLearning Program

Vision rehabilitation is the standard of care for patients who are losing their vision and optometrists are key to improving access to care for these patients. Recognizing this, Lighthouse Guild is providing eyecare professionals with free access to an eLearning program until the end of March.

The eLearning program is designed to provide an introduction to vision rehabilitation and a basic understanding of strategies and devices that help patients with low vision to maximize residual vision and improve functioning in daily activities. It is self-paced, divided into nine modules, and can be completed in approximately two hours.

Laura Sperazza, OD, director of low vision services at Lighthouse Guild, says, “As vital members of the care team for patients with low vision, optometrists are situated to manage and address patients’ ocular health and vision function, including providing or referring patients to vision rehabilitation services.” 

The program reviews basic terminology, demonstrates the impact of vision loss on daily activities, and discusses vision rehabilitation services, including low vision evaluation and devices, the range of rehabilitative services. that help patients integrate adaptive techniques and devices into daily activities, and the role of behavioral health and support services. It also provides optometrists with approaches for identifying and referring patients who need vision rehabilitation, and tips for discussing low vision diagnoses and driving cessation. Optical principles and use of low vision devices are also discussed.

The program demonstrates the impact of vision loss on daily activities.

FREE through MARCH and approved for 2 COPE credits!

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