Providing Access to the Visual Environment
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Providing Access to the Visual Environment|
- Success to utilize optical devices [ Time Frame: 3-4 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Training with external optical devices to improve visual outcome
|Study Start Date:||July 2001|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2018|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||January 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
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...
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00341744
|Contact: Lori Ann F Kehler, O.D.||615-936-2020||lori.ann.kehler@Vanderbilt.Edu|
|Contact: Sandy A Owings, COA, CCRPfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Tennessee|
|Vanderbilt Eye Institute||Recruiting|
|Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 37232-8808|
|Contact: Sandy A Owings, COA, CCRP 615-936-3465 email@example.com|
|Contact: Lori Ann Kehler, O.D. 615-936-2020 lori.ann.kehler@Vanderbilt.Edu|
|Principal Investigator: Lori Ann Kehler, O.D|
|Principal Investigator:||Lori Ann Kehler, O.D.||Vanderbilt Eye Institute|