Low Vision And Rehabilitation

The persons who are involved in the provision of low vision care are ophthalmologists, optometrists or rehabilitation professionals. Hence it is desirable that appropriate persons are identified at each level of service delivery, and training programs structured accordingly.

LVPEI has been conducting training programs in low vision care for eye care professionals for several years now. These programs were designed in collaboration with Lighthouse International, New York, and supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai, India. The long-term fellowship program is supported by EyeSight International, Canada.

The Centre's future plans include conducting a master's program in low vision, a master's program in rehabilitation science and the establishment of a centre for multiple disabilities.

LVPEI is now reaching out to a larger target audience in India by conducting short courses in low vision care for ophthalmological societies, eye care centres and optometry schools. The Institute is also collaborating with the government and non-government organizations in offering training programs in low vision care.

Low Vision & Rehabilitation Courses