Contact Hours2 Hours
Vision assessment is often an overlooked item during an occupational therapy evaluation. When looking at function or lack thereof, one must determine the cause of the deficit. Vision goes far beyond a person’s need for glasses and a thorough visual examination is essential in determining if vision is a factor in decreased functional ability. Detecting a visual deficit can also uncover other potential medical issues that may have been missed during a basic physician or ER examination and may only present itself during observation of a functional task. It also adds another dimension for a more holistic approach when looking at function. This 2 hour webinar will cover basic eye anatomy, common eye afflictions and diseases, low vision assessment, and the latest with regards to treatment and adaptive/compensatory techniques and equipment.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Understand the basic anatomy of the eye, surrounding musculature and related tissue (review)
- Recognize common eye afflictions and diseases along with their presentation or symptoms and how they can affect function
- Have the ability to complete assessment of low vision in a functional setting
- Understand the treatment and adaptive/compensatory methods and equipment
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.