Course duration & style:
2 days classroom & practical

Course aim:
To introduce the theory and techniques of low vision therapy that are used in the functional assessment and training of people with low vision, identifying and demonstrating how to use all the elements of practice based skills as part of a Low Vision therapy training package.


Course objectives:
At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the effects of refractive errors and their correction in the use of Low Vision Aids.
  • State the various types of lens used in LVAs and be able to understand the most effective types for specific tasks.
  • Identify and explain the reasons why people with a visual impairment have specific difficulties in performing near vision tasks – with or without an LVA.
  • Describe and demonstrate the basic low vision therapy skills necessary to maximise the visual potential of LVA users.
  • Explain the importance of, and demonstrate the ability to accurately predict the minimum power of magnification required a person with low vision to perform a specific task
  • Describe lighting as an aid to support people with a visual impairment and how to use lighting to maximise their visual potential.  


Course information:
This two-day course is designed for Rehabilitation Officers and low vision therapists, and other professionals and staff, who are directly involved in providing assessment and rehabilitation services for people with a visual impairment.  The course content will advance your professional skills and knowledge base in low vision therapy, and increase your technical competencies in functional low vision practice.  The content is delivered in an interactive way, with a mix of theory and demonstration based methods, with plenty of ‘hands-on’ practical exercises to improve professional confidence.


This is – without question - the most popular of our courses and comes highly recommended by numerous participants.

Please contact us for more information about this course