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Vision and Aging 101

Vision and Aging


21.0

  • Become familiar with the importance of primary vision care in geriatrics
  • Identify normal age-related vision changes in the aging population
  • Describe 5 age-related systemic and neurological diseases
  • Differentiate between anterior and posterior segment diseases in the older adult
  • Become familiar with the optometric examination of the older adult
  • List 5 factors that complicate eye examination in the older adult
  • Describe auditory impairment in the older adult
  • Describe 3 pharmacological aspects of aging
  • Identify options for vision correction in the older adult
  • Discuss the option of contact lenses and the older adult
  • Describe the importance of functional therapy in rehab of the older adult
  • Identify important factors in the care of older adults who are visually impaired
  • Outline and compare 3 common issues facing the older driver
  • Identify key nutritional concerns in the older adult
  • Describe the delivery of vision care in nontraditional settings
  • Discuss 5 public health aspects involving care of the older adult
  • Become familiar with 3ethical issues involving care of the older adult
  • Desccribe the field of vision rehab and the aging population

Miriam Watson, OTR, CDRS

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$399.00 USD


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