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Utilization of low vision aids

1 March 1983


A study was conducted to determine the utilization of low vision aids. It is commonly believed that certain low vision aids, devices that serve to help and facilitate the goals and needs of the visually impaired, experience short life-spans and are shelved due to various causes--lack of patient motivation, cosmesis, inconvenience, etc. An evaluation of the use of low vision aids was conducted using the patient files of the Pacific University College of Optometry. The results indicated a significant usage with headborne devices and closed-circuit television systems and that patient follow-up care may serve to increase the successful usage of these and other aids.


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