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Vision rehabilitation

-- 27|03|2021 - Saturday 

           “Vision Rehabilitation” includes a wide range of professional services that can restore functioning after vision loss, just as physical therapy restores function after a stroke or other injury. It is important to have an early visual rehabilitation to decrease the impairment associated with decreased visual output and to enhance their functioning.

 

          It allows people who have recently lost vision, are blind or have low vision to continue to live independently and maintain their accustomed quality of life. Prajaahita Foundation is organizing a webinar on the topic "Vision Rehabilitation" for Persons with Disabilities and caretakers as part of the Saukhyam Project. 

Padhmavathi Bashyarangan

[Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, MRSc, MSC (Psychology)]

How does our Eye work?

          When you see an object, the object/light hits the retina at the back of the eye and travels to the brain in the form of signals. These electrical signals travel from the retina through the optic nerve
to the brain. Then the brain turns the signals into the images you see and a command is released

          Eg. You are searching for a pen and you saw a pen on the table. The signal is sent to the brain. The direction of movement is sent back to the body part by the brain which helps us to take hold of the pen

Vision Rehabilitation Services

          Vision rehabilitation services start at an early stage. It continues across all ages from birth. The ophthalmologist knows instantly the condition and visibility in many cases. Children are mostly referred even after a day of birth.
Sometimes early intervention can lead to the betterment of vision in children. At those time also, we intervene. This is very important for a child as the future development tasks won’t be hampered after the intervention.

The goals of vision rehabilitation

  • Maximize the use of residual vision- Helping the person to build the capacity to use the residual vision to the fullest.

  • Increase the level of personal independence

Vision rehabilitation components

  • Counselling

  • Early Intervention

  • Low vision rehabilitation

  • Environmental modification 

  • Educational rehabilitation 

  • Vocational rehabilitation 

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Credit: Asiaville Malayalam