Low Vision Therapists
ACVREP describes low vision therapists as professionals who "develop and conduct a functional assessment of visual abilities for everyday tasks that are important to the individual with low vision."
These tasks include:
- Moving through space
- Watching television
- Cooking, cleaning, household repair
- Finding lost objects
- Other visually demanding tasks
Low vision therapists also provide instruction in accordance with a functional assessment. Information considered comes from:
- A clinical (optometric) low vision examination
- Assessment of the individual's functional visual abilities
- Assessment of the environment in which vision will be used
Low vision professionals serve as members of interdisciplinary teams. They work with optometrists and other professionals in schools; university, hospital, and rehabilitation centers; nursing homes; and day care centers.