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The Low Vision Examination: Uncovering Visual Impairment in the Primary Care Setting

| Date Posted: 1/1/0001

October 1, 2019

The Low Vision Examination: Uncovering Visual Impairment in the Primary Care Setting
Dinner at 5:45 p.m. • Program to follow at 6:15 p.m., Conference Center • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC


Elana M. Scheiner, O.D.
Dr. Scheiner completed her Doctor of Optometry at The New England College
of Optometry in Boston, MA. She completed her residency in Low Vision and
Vision Rehabilitation at the Easter Blind Rehabilitation Center, West Haven
VAMC in West Haven, CT. Dr. Scheiner is professionally associated with
Triangle Visions Optometry in Apex, NC.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the patients who are and who are not appropriate to refer for a
low vision exam.
• Discuss how low vision can affect independent living and the quality
of life for the visually impaired demographic, specifically with “needs”
versus “wants” in activities of daily living
• Use specific questions during the annual physical exam to root out
and identify those who could benefit from a low vision exam.

Target Audience:
All physicians and medical professionals who care for patients with low vision.

Gap To Be Filled:
Lack of knowledge of low vision resources.
Goals Of This Live Activity: Providers will identify and refer patients who could benefit from low vision
exams and resources for increased quality of life.

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