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Clinical Question

Is low vision rehabilitation effective in improving psychosocial and functional outcomes for older adults with vision loss?

Clinical Bottom Line

The evidence shows great variation among vision rehabilitation services in terms of treatment offered and healthcare professionals involved. However, vision rehabilitation is consistently correlated with increased quality of life measures for older adults with low vision. This is an emerging practice area for occupational therapists as they are uniquely qualified to offer rehabilitation services.