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ERIC Number: EJ1149520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
The Value of Nonmeasurable Goals in Vision Rehabilitation: Two Case Studies from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired
Baldwin, Gregg
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v111 n4 p383-387 Jul-Aug 2017
Since much of what constitutes successful vision rehabilitation is measurable, specific quantifiable goals are key to ensuring a commitment that is shared by the patient. There are many nonmeasurable goals, however, that are also important, and these areas had not been addressed in a system based on metrics. The consideration of how the patient's social support and environment may affect vision rehabilitation is one example. The patient's adjustment to vision loss and its potential affect on vision rehabilitation is another example. Since the author is an optometrist, he will limit his discussion in this report of important nonmeasurable goals to the low vision exam. By presenting two stroke-related vision rehabilitation cases managed by the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), he hopes to provide some insight into the value the department places on such non measurable goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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