Overcoming barriers to low-vision rehabilitation services: improving the continuum of care

  • Walter Wittich, Antonio Canuto, Olga Overbury
  • Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, December 2013, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2013.05.013

How to integrate low vision rehabilitation into regular eye care

What is it about?

This study examined how to overcome administrative barriers in order to incorporate the services of a low vision optometrist into the continuum of vision care within a general ophthalmology clinic.

Why is it important?

We need to increase awareness of and accessibility to low vision rehabilitation services, as this subspecialty can have considerable positive functional outcomes for clients, but referral to this service remains minimal.,


Dr Walter Wittich
Universite de Montreal

As a low vision researcher and certified low vision therapist, I have found developed an interesting bridging function between optometry and ophthalmology, as I do not interfere clinically with either of their professional territories; however, I have the possibilities of bringing these two professions together in a non-threatening environment of low vision rehabilitation.

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