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Providing Access to the Visual Environment

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00341744
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 21, 2006
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2018
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Tennessee Department of Education
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lori Ann Kehler, Vanderbilt University

Brief Summary:
Providing Access to the Visual Environment is a pediatric low vision grant which has the ability to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary low vision rehabilitation services to every child in Tennessee with a vision impairment. Children, ages 3-21, with best-corrected vision of 20/50 or worse in the better seeing eye are prescribed optical devices to improve their visual functioning and trained to use the devices.

Condition or disease
Vision Impairment

Detailed Description:

Subjects are enrolled each school year based on referrals from school systems in Tennessee, ophthalmologists, and optometrists. A total of 90 new students are enrolled each year. Students are provided a comprehensive low vision rehabilitation evaluation by a low vision optometrist and prescribed optical devices to improve distance appreciation, near reading, and other tasks based on individual needs. Students are then trained to use the devices efficiently by master's level teachers of the visually impaired. The teachers travel to the students environment (school/home/work) for the training.

Variables such as ocular disease, age, visual acuity, visual improvement with optical devices, type of optical device, and reading speed are defined for each student. Providing Access to the Visual Environment also provides...


Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 795 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Providing Access to the Visual Environment
Study Start Date : July 2001
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2028
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2028



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Success to utilize optical devices [ Time Frame: 3-4 months ]
    Training with external optical devices to improve visual outcome



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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 21 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Children age 3 to 21 years of age, enrolled in a TN school, with visual impairment
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Children age 3 to 21 years of age Enrollment in a school in Tennessee (private or public)

- Children that are eligible for services due to visual impairment Low vision

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children who do not have the potential to become readers or use their vision for reading

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00341744


Contacts
Contact: Lori Ann F Kehler, O.D. 615-936-2020 lori.ann.kehler@Vanderbilt.Edu
Contact: Sandy A Owings, COA, CCRP 615-936-3465 sandy.owings@vanderbilt.edu

Locations
United States, Tennessee
Vanderbilt Eye Institute Recruiting
Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-8808
Contact: Sandy A Owings, COA, CCRP    615-936-3465    sandy.owings@vanderbilt.edu   
Contact: Lori Ann Kehler, O.D.    615-936-2020    lori.ann.kehler@Vanderbilt.Edu   
Principal Investigator: Lori Ann Kehler, O.D         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Vanderbilt University
Tennessee Department of Education
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Lori Ann Kehler, O.D. Vanderbilt Eye Institute

Responsible Party: Lori Ann Kehler, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00341744     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 7633
First Posted: June 21, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2018
Last Verified: January 2018

Keywords provided by Lori Ann Kehler, Vanderbilt University:
Vision
Aids