Children's Vision Rehabilitation Project Holds Outstanding Seminar

event photosFriday, August 15, 2008 -- Terry Schwartz, MD, and Rebecca Coakley, MEd, of the West Virginia University Eye Institute visited the Hamilton Eye Institute today to present "Children's Vision Rehabilitation Project: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Low Vision Rehabilitation in Children." Physicians, therapists, students, and even some parents and teachers of children with low vision were in attendance for this lively and enlightening discussion.

The morning began with a warm welcome and introduction by Thomas J. O'Donnell, MD, and Orli M. Weisser-Pike, OT R/L, CLVT, SCLV, Director and Assistant Director of Low Vision Services at HEI, respectively. Dr. Schwartz and Ms. Coakley then shared their perspectives with an overview of the Children's Vision Rehabilitation Project followed by low vision case studies and a discussion of the tools available for diagnosing low vision in children.

Next, all attendees were invited to participate in a fascinating hands-on demonstration of the many technological, optical, and non-optical tools available for low vision rehabilitation. The presentation was very engaging and shared many useful insights for a better understanding of low vision diagnosis and rehabilitation in children.