Low Vision: Principles and Management - Chapter 1: What Is Low Vision?

Elsevier, Low Vision Principles and Management 2024, Pages 1-14
Christine Dickinson, Ana Hernández Trillo, Michael D. Crossland

The importance of defining concepts such as low vision, disorder, impairment, activity limitation, or participation restriction. Legal definitions of Sight Impairment, Severe Sight Impairment. The WHO definitions of blindness and visual impairment. The Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) form, what it is, how it is used and why it is useful. Legislative background in the UK. The benefits of registration. Tackling the disability, multidisciplinary approach. The role of the optometrist and the role of the patient.