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Low Vision Assessment and Rehabilitation

Assessment of Realistic Rehabilitation Goals

We also identify the major impediments to the patient's visual and psychosocial functioning.

Visual Goals

Vocational Goals

The main visual difficulties he was experiencing in the conduct of his profession were identified:

  • Read standard print
  • Read spinal x-rays
  • Monitor patient blood pressure
  • Document patient assessments
  • Manage practice and billing functions
  • View screen presentations at professional meetings
  • Access computer database and spreadsheets
Avocational Goals

The main daily living skills that his vision adversely affected were:

  • Grooming
  • Read standard print
  • Self-monitoring of blood glucose for insulin management
  • Insulin management and use of adaptive equipment
  • Independent mobility
  • Diabetes education for the visually impaired
  • Enhance independent daily living skills

Psychosocial Goals

  • Come to terms with visual loss
  • Obtain relief from reactive depression
  • Regain self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Facilitate family coping mechanisms
  • Vocational counseling

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