Doctor My Eyes! Low Vision Workshop

Mar 1, 2014, 8:00 AM
Hillsboro Campus

More than 3.3 million Americans aged 40 and older are either legally blind or are with low vision. This Continuing Interprofessional Education workshop is appropriate for clinicians wishing to increase their awareness of options for low vision adaptation.

Snow Delay! Course is now March 1, 2014

Legally blind is defined as having best corrected visual acuity of 6/60 or worse (=20/200) in the better-seeing eye and low vision is defined as having best-corrected visual acuity less than 6/12 (<20/40) in the better-seeing eye, excluding those who were categorized as being blind. The leading causes of blindness and low vision in the United States are primarily age-related eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma per CDC.

This workshop includes presentations on common causes of age related vision loss, the impact of low vision on activities of daily living, reviews of assessments, adaptive strategies and home modifications to promote independence and safety as well as low vision drivers training and a demonstration by Guide Dogs for the Blind.

All  faculty and staff are eligible for discounts to this workshop. Go to Doctor, My Eyes! Low Vision or email/call or 503.352.2663 at College of Health Professions Continuing Education for details and registration information. Current students must contact Lisa for attendance options.

Posted by Lisa Downing ( on Jan 7, 2014 at 11:13 AM

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