Low-vision Rehabilitation Program for Low-vision Patients and Care Givers

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Participants and their care givers in Low-vision rehabilitation program will undergo a standardized interview to measure HRQoL using the time trade-off method (TTO), depression using the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), anxiety using Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) and Veterans Affairs Low Vision Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VA LV VFQ-48) at the first study visit and after Low-vision rehabilitation program.

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Low Vision Rehabilitation Program includes functional vision assessments (low-vision refraction), prescription of a variety of visual aids including microscopes, magnifiers, telescopes, absorptive filters and electronic spectacle eyewear, large print books, and automatic self-transcending meditation plus essential skills for daily living and mobility training offered by CNIB including demonstration of visual aids as well as training on proper use of visual aids.