What is it about?

We studied which variables are most closely predictive of someone choosing to go to a low vison rehabilitation centre in order to get help with their visual impairment, based on responses from 749 individuals.

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Why is it important?

Understanding the barriers and facilitators in low vision rehabilitation will help us identify who will most benefit from this type of rehabilitation intervention, and how to best reach and convince them to utilize these services.


We have been collecting data in Montreal on the Barriers study for over 10 years now and we have learned so much about how and why people remain unaware of the benefits of vision rehabilitation. However, the picture is slowly changing and more clients benefit from our interventions.

Dr Walter Wittich
Universite de Montreal

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This page is a summary of: Critical success factors in awareness of and choice towards low vision rehabilitation, Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, November 2014, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/opo.12169.
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