Course duration & style:
Hybrid - online & distance learning with 1 day classroom & practical

Course aim:
The aim of this two day course is to equip practitioners with the knowledge and understanding to deal with central vision loss along with equipment and strategies to aid those with central vision loss to use their existing sight.


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

  • Understand the anatomy behind and various causes of central vision loss and its functional impact
  • Explain the benefits and pitfalls of using low vision aids and lighting when dealing with central vision loss.
  • Identify the eccentric viewing needs of people with central vision loss and the theory behind the techniques
  • Demonstrate the assessment of eccentric viewing techniques including steady eye strategy.
  • Demonstrate appropriate training methods for central vision loss


Course information:
This course is a mix of theory, practice and experiential exercises aimed at equipping rehab workers, low vision therapists and any relevant professional who works with people with central vision loss. The content of this course will examine the background and theory of eccentric fixation, the assessment tools available to you and how to use them, identifying a ‘best point of vision’ and teaching a person with central vision loss how to use their vision, working on both near and distance based tasks. Practical exercise built into the course programme will allow delegates to hone their skills and competencies to a higher level.

Please contact us for more information about this course