A low-vision evaluation may also include consultations with
specialists such as an occupational therapist or a social worker who can
provide counseling and training on dealing with reduced vision to help you
keep your quality of life as much as possible. If you are working with your
primary care doctor, the consultations will also include an eye care specialist
such as an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Your own eye doctor may refer you to
another who specializes in low-vision evaluation and rehabilitation.
To understand your home environment and your needs, a low-vision
evaluation may also include home visits by your doctor or by rehabilitation
When the evaluation is complete, you and your doctor will be able to
identify ways for you to make the best use of your remaining vision.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 12, 2012
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