As the population continues to age, occupational therapy practitioners must to be prepared to address the increasing low vision needs of clients, helping them maintain a good quality of life. This comprehensive text provides an occupational therapy approach to all aspects of low vision, from evaluation to intervention and rehabilitation. Detailed discussion covers the major causes of low vision, including aging, diabetes, and brain injury, as well as assistive technology. Chapters on basic optics and eye conditions that cause low vision provide a solid medical background.
Evaluations and interventions address activities critical to maintaining independence for people with low vision, such as reading and writing, community mobility and driving, and ADLs and IADLs.
This book includes a "super case" of Patrick Gonzales, detailing how the principles in each chapter apply to him and contextualizing the conditions and interventions discussed. Also included are critical reasoning questions and keywords to guide learning. Extensive glossaries clarify terminology. Resource lists inform both practitioners and clients about low vision-related organizations, publications, and tools.
Students, educators, and professionals working with populations with low vision or blindness will find this the most comprehensive occupational therapy text available on low vision.