Vision Australia has produced an on demand CPD webinar exploring the impact of low vision on individuals, optometry’s role in the circle of care, and support available from Vision Australia.
Vision loss can have a profound impact on the way people conduct their daily lives, with people experiencing vision loss being three times more likely to suffer depression and twice as likely to experience a decrease in social independence.1
As specialists in eye health, optometrists play a vital role in the circle of care. They are often the clinicians that identify patients at risk.
In this 60 minute presentation you will learn about the specialist services that Vision Australia provides to support your patients, regardless of age or circumstance, to live more independently and continue doing the things they love.
Learning topics include: an overview of common eye conditions and their impact on vision; the impact of vision loss on daily living activities and supportive strategies; how Vision Australia works in partnership with you and your patients to deliver improved outcomes focused on independence, employment and social inclusion, and when and how to refer to Vision Australia and the organisation’s continuum of care.
To view the presentation, which is valid for self-reporting CPD points, visit here
- Centre for Eye Research Australia, Clear Insight: The Economic Impact and Cost of Vision Loss in Australia, Aug 2004