Event Title

Understanding the Research on Low Vision Rehabilitation

Poster Number

080

Faculty Mentor

Joni Boyd, Ph.D.

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance

Location

Richardson Ballroom (DIGS)

Start Date

20-4-2018 2:15 PM

End Date

20-4-2018 4:15 PM

Description

The purpose of this literature review is to provide information on the importance of low vision rehabilitation and how it effects quality of life. Low vision rehabilitation is the improvement of vision and/or low vision. Low vision rehabilitation helps individuals adapt by restoring a patient’s current vision, while maintaining comfort. There is evidence that emphasizes the importance of low vision rehabilitation in developing countries. The relationship between low vision rehabilitation and mental health suggests that low vision rehabilitation can prevent mental issues related to ocular injuries. Also, research explains the significance of low vision rehabilitation following an ocular injury. Although ocular injuries’ occurrence is about 1% and they are mostly caused by excessive force, it is safe to assume that this low percentage can be prevented. Furthermore, immediate rehabilitation can increase patients’ quality of life. Additional findings suggest that irreversible ocular injuries are not life ending. All of the findings imply that eye injuries and problems do not have to lead to permanent visual handicaps. Studies propose that low vision rehabilitation can be extremely helpful; however, more research is required to amplify the value of low vision rehabilitation. This review is important to bring information to an understudied topic.

Previously Presented/Performed?

Fourth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors (SOURCE), Winthrop University, April 2018

Course Assignment

PESH 381-Boyd

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Apr 20th, 2:15 PM Apr 20th, 4:15 PM

Understanding the Research on Low Vision Rehabilitation

Richardson Ballroom (DIGS)

The purpose of this literature review is to provide information on the importance of low vision rehabilitation and how it effects quality of life. Low vision rehabilitation is the improvement of vision and/or low vision. Low vision rehabilitation helps individuals adapt by restoring a patient’s current vision, while maintaining comfort. There is evidence that emphasizes the importance of low vision rehabilitation in developing countries. The relationship between low vision rehabilitation and mental health suggests that low vision rehabilitation can prevent mental issues related to ocular injuries. Also, research explains the significance of low vision rehabilitation following an ocular injury. Although ocular injuries’ occurrence is about 1% and they are mostly caused by excessive force, it is safe to assume that this low percentage can be prevented. Furthermore, immediate rehabilitation can increase patients’ quality of life. Additional findings suggest that irreversible ocular injuries are not life ending. All of the findings imply that eye injuries and problems do not have to lead to permanent visual handicaps. Studies propose that low vision rehabilitation can be extremely helpful; however, more research is required to amplify the value of low vision rehabilitation. This review is important to bring information to an understudied topic.