Our very own Dr. Andrew Lewis was a presenter at the 2013 Envision Conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Lewis is our Low Vision specialist and was pleased to be part of this national multidisciplinar
The Annual Envision Conference is a great opportunity for low vision rehabilitation professionals to get together to network, increase knowledge and grow professionally.
Dr. Lewis‘ session focused on Pediatric Low Vision Care. His presentation included a review of the process of evaluation and treatment of visually impaired children, as well as covering the many options and considerations involved from the initial diagnosis and recognition of a visual problem to the development of an individual treatment plan.
The objectives of his talk included:
- Identify differences between providing low vision care for children and adults.
- Classify the purposes of vision screening for children – who, what, where, when and why.
- Recognize the multidisciplinary nature of evaluating children for visual problems and identify opportunities to improve coordination of care and communication.
As a Low Vision specialist, Dr. Lewis works with people who have partial sight, to maximize their remaining vision and to enhance their ability to perform daily activities. His dual training as an Optometrist and Ophthalmologist allows him to provide a unique level of specialty care to those with visual limitations. Dr. Lewis is a frequent presenter at local meetings of low vision support groups (ie – The Chesapeake Retirement Community) and also at state-wide training programs on Low Vision with the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI) and the Virginia Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (VAER).
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