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Assistive Devices are one of the most important elements in our Vision Rehabilitation 

Blindness and Low Vision, together known as Vision Impairment (VI), are conditions  of the eye  beyond cure  by currently available  surgical procedures or  medicines. VI should be addressed by an individual Sight Evaluation, performed by a qualified vision rehabilitation specialist who will perform a low vision evaluation, and recommend Sight Enhancement where possible, using Assistive Devices. The Clinicians  or Vision-Aid will  also recommend  standard Rehabilitation Methods like training in Orientation and Mobility (O&M)  and learning of Computer operation by  Low Vision or blind persons where appropriate. 

For every case of VI, rehabilitation is individually prescribed, aimed at removing or alleviating the disability associated with the client’s vision impairment. The central idea is to manage the vision impairment and to enable the VI by alleviating the disability associated with impairment as much as possible with devices and training. Assistive devices are mostly for the moderately Vision Impaired (Low Vision) persons though some devices like Canes, Living aids and GPS serve the severely Vision Impaired (or Blind).

The technical principles used are creation of  Illumination, Magnification, and Contrast for Low Vision and Audio and Tactile for the blind.

All of these devices, and many more, can be found in Vision-Aid resource centers.

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