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Professional Development Workshop: Impact of Vision Loss on Daily Life

Date: 23/10/2019

Venue: Vision Australia, 20 Bridge St, Bendigo , VIC, 3550

Provider: Vision Australia

Contact: Jonathan Miller, [E] jonathan.miller@visionaustralia.org, [P] 03 5445 5709

Learning Objectives

  • • Understand common eye conditions & their impact on vision.
  • • Understand impact of vision loss on daily living activities and supportive strategies.
  • • Understand how adaptive technology can assist people with vision loss to complete daily tasks safely and more efficiently, and how to access information more easily.
  • • Enhance understanding of the impact of vision loss, and how modifications can greatly impact your patient’s functional vision - through experiencing our ‘See Like Me’ virtual reality technology which simulates major eye conditions through immersive technology.
  • • Understand the impact of vision loss on moving around safely and independently in the home and around the community.
  • • Learn how to correctly greet and guide people who are blind or have low vision.
  • • Identify when, why and how to refer your patients to Vision Australia’s specialist services, to support them to be able to live the life they choose.

Max points awarded: 5.00

Session Information

Name
Presentation: Impact of vision loss on daily life
Activity Type
Face to Face without Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
2.00
Name
Workshops: (1) Adaptive technology including VR experience of simulated eye conditions (2) Orientation & Mobility session to learn how to correctly greet & guide people with blindness or low vision. Hear from a Seeing Eye Dog owner with their dog.
Activity Type
Face to Face Small Workshop
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
3.00