Individuals who are visually impaired can work in a wide variety of jobs. Workplace technology can be expanded to incorporate assistive features that enable low vision employees to accomplish tasks comparable to their fully sighted co-workers. Advances in technology, laws that protect the disabled from discrimination, and public education about
Blur, loss of contrast sensitivity, light sensitivity, glare, visual field loss, distortion, nystagmus, color vision anomalies, and double vision are types of vision loss. Each of these disorders can cause decreased vision independently, however, there is frequently more than one factor that contributes to vision impairment. There are many ways
Those with vision impairment develop behaviors and strategies to conceal their disability from others in an attempt to appear normal. This is possible because vision impairment is one of the invisible diseases. What is Passing? Vision impairment is invisible in the respect that it is not outwardly apparent to others
Those with low vision have difficulty with visual acuity and may lack accurate, stable fixation. Facial recognition is dependent on the ability to see detail and maintain stable fixation for the brain to process the information The ability to recognize faces is an important skill for effective human interaction. Problems
Photopsia Hallucinations of Charles Bonnet Syndrome Double vision Distortions Halos and Starburst patterns around lights 1. Photopsia This phenomenon varies from a flash of light to moving patterns of light. These lights appear randomly with no other visual associations. It can occur in one eye or both eyes. They have
Vision loss changes your independence, self-perception, relationships, communication, economic status, expectations and goals. Activities once accomplished with ease, now are more difficult and take longer. How Vision Loss Affects Independence Loss of independence takes two forms: an inability to do tasks of daily living without assistance and loss of mobility.
Low vision services is a multi-disciplinary approach to help those with subnormal vision learn to accept, adjust, and adapt their lives to maintain independence and a good quality of life. Those services include: low vision specialists, rehabilitation, orientation and motility specialists, teachers, and counselors. Who is a low vision patient?
We need to learn to help ourselves. To do that we must overcome psychological and social issues that we allow to stand in our way. The concept of accepting our disability, adjusting our lives, and utilizing tools are the path to adapting our lives. Refusing low vision aids most commonly
In a phrase, focus on ability not disability. Adjusting to the psychological and social changes is a step- wise process: reduce stress, attitude adjustment, maintain social interactions, engage your mind, learn as much as you can, seek the help of professionals, and keep the humor! Begin by identifying the problem
There can be a single cause of the eyestrain and/or headache, but often it is due to the multiple factors of visual, physical, and mental stresses. How it is different for the visually impaired is due to: the use of increased magnification, closer working distance, and more screen movement. It