Low vision rehabilitation in a nursing home population: The SEEING study

James Deremeik, Aimee T. Broman, David Friedman, Sheila K. West, Robert Massof, William Park, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Kevin Frick, Beatriz Muñoz

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As part of a study of 198 residents with low vision in 28 nursing homes, 91 participated in a low vision rehabilitation intervention. Among the rehabilitation participants, 78% received simple environmental modifications, such as lighting; 75% received low vision instruction; 73% benefited from staff training; and 69% received simple nonoptical devices. Because of the cognitive and physical fragility of many nursing home residents, the authors recommend an approach that centers on training nursing home staff and improving the environment of the facilities, especially in the area of illumination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-714
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Rehabilitation


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