Low vision can affect the older adult by impairing their ability to perform activities of daily living safely and effectively. In this module, you will learn interventions and recommendations to improve a patient’s quality of life by providing modifications, adaptive devices, and compensatory strategies.
When treating your patient with low vision, keep in mind the following key factors to improve or enhance their available vision: Magnification, illumination, decrease glare, and increase contrast. There are also additional compensatory strategies that can be used for central vision loss. Use these different interventions, strategies, and modifications as part of your treatment plan in conjunction with any current goals you may already have in place.