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Low Vision Service Improves Patient's Quality of Life

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Low Vision Service Improves Patient's Quality of Life

The UIW Rosenberg School of Optometry (UIWRSO) is proud to provide student interns diverse patient encounters, resulting in an introduction to a broad range of practice services into clinical rotations. Student interns are responsible for performing comprehensive occular exams that may require up to two hours of personalized attention. A Low Vision exam has proven to be one of the most difficult exams to facilitate.

UIWRSO boasts a dynamic faculty that includes several Doctors of Optometry that have been residency trained in the area of Low Vision. The ultimate goal of Low Vision service is to provide care to patients that suffer from severe visual impairments. These patients often benefit from the use of specialized devices that can help enhance quality of life by providing resources to perform basic tasks necessary for daily functions.

In collaboration with Sight Savers of America, UIWRSO students and faculty continue to embody the mission of the program and university through serving patients in need. Our most recent example of providing care has been featured on the local KSAT broadcast (also available as a video clip).


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