The aim of this section is not to repeat medical assessments.
It is to find out all the information that will allow you to accurately imagine what is seen and what is not seen.
In this way, you can make best use of all the person's senses and teach others how to do so too.
Medical assessment of vision is aimed at:
Medical assessment of vision is not usually aimed at:
Which is needed to find out:
Before starting the assessment section, we need to make a note about Ocular Visual Impairments (OVI), when the impaired sight is due to problems with the eyes and / or optic nerves. It is, of course possible to have both OVI and CVI, and the effect an OVI has on the person's vision needs to be considered in addition to what we learn in this section.
Information on OVI's is widely available, including on the Scottish Sensory Centre's website http://www.ssc.education.ed.ac.uk/resources/vi&multi/eyeconds/list.html
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