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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Low Vision Aids

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Low Vision Aids

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Serena Scott MD, Barry Weiss, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
20615
Date Posted: 
08/02/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
05/21/2018
Abstract: 

Aids for Patients with Low Vision is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites,  they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Name five vision aids for people with impaired vision
  2. List a principal advantage and disadvantage of each of those five vision aids
  3. State whether or not most insurance plans provide coverage for low-vision aids
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH lvitkus@aging.arizona.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Barry Weiss. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Low Vision Aids. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20615