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.
Section 1: Low Vision Intervention for Older Adults
Steady Eye Strategy
Jig graduated from Touro College School of Health Sciences, NY with a Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2002. Since then, she has enjoyed working with the geriatric population in New Jersey and North Carolina in the in post-acute, long term care and outpatient settings. She finds reward in connecting with the patient to create function-based interventions that will allow them to return to their previous level of independence. She currently works in an outpatient clinic in an independent living facility. Disclosure: Jignya Patel, PT, MSPT has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Expert Reviewer: Wendy Phillips, PT, BSPT
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in Biology, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Florida A&M University. She has more than 25 years of experience working as a Physical Therapist in multiple care settings, including acute care, inpatient rehab, independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and outpatient orthopedics. Wendy has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in McConnell taping, geriatric care, McKenzie MDT, Maitland Mobilizations for the joints and spine. She is most passionate about using her manual skills to improve mobility and reduce pain in individuals of all ages. As a Lead Physical Therapy writer for Relias, Wendy enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Disclosure: Wendy Phillips, PT, BSPT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
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