Visual Impairment and Blindness

The links in this section have advice on protection of the eyes, preservation of vision, and prevention of accidents and injuries.   Below is a list of topics you'll find in this section. Click...
Understand the complexities of the vision care professions.
This section connects the user to information about the causes of blindness and visual impairment. The Introduction and Overview section links to more general information, while the Diseases and...
The links in this section explore the anatomy of the eye and the physiology of vision. The definitions and glossaries clarify the terminology of optometry, ophthalmology, and other vision-related...
Guidelines for modifications and evaluation to improve contrast and lighting and reduce visual clutter and glare for individuals with vision loss.
There is a worldwide shortage of people who are trained to work with children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Find out how to become a vision professional, with information about...
  Vision rehabilitation provides the tools and training to maintain independence after vision loss. This field offers a broad range of professional services, such as low vision evaluation, vision...
This section features information about the four eye conditions most likely to affect adult vision: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Learn about...
This section provides an overview of the aging process and associated vision changes. Included is information on eye health, vision loss, and preserving one’s sight in the senior years. Many sites...
Resources for people adjusting to experiencing vision loss.
These sites offer advice on courtesy and etiquette when interacting socially or professionally with people who are blind or visually impaired.   Below is a list of topics you'll find in this...
The articles in this section summarize issues of blindness, visual impairment, deafblindness, and multiple disabilities that include blindness. These conditions present particular challenges when...
This section starts with the basics: information about vision and vision disorders. There are links to sites that explain the causes of visual impairment and blindness, as well as definitions of...
Review classroom modifications to meet your students' individual needs at the beginning of every school year.
Develop visual attention as background illumination decreases and objects become smaller.
Use an immediate reinforcer to encourage attention to a presented light source.
Determine whether light can be used as an effective reinforcer for a student with low vision.
Use real objects to promote efficient visual scanning of multiple objects.
Teach children responsibility and care for their belongings.

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