Vision loss is common in older adults and can contribute to increased risk of falls, decreased safety, independence, and quality of life. All healthcare providers should be confident in their ability to conduct a vision screen. This video-based module guides healthcare professionals through distance and near vision acuity screening to identify impairments and the need for further intervention.
Section 1: Visual Acuity Screening
Visual Acuity Screening
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 declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: 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 Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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