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Target Outreach Subcontract: The Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision...

Target Outreach Subcontract: The Alfred and Sarah Rosenbloom Center on Vision and Aging Project. The primary goals of this project are: To educate and train patients on the use of Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) Library's recently acquired low vision and aging materials, as well as on the use of the equipment and software to read and/or access it so that they can develop new skills that will allow them to better manage their lives and their recently diagnosed vision disabilities. Also to outfit the Rosenbloom Center's Training Station with the most up-to-date equipment and software so that patients with low vision and aging related diagnoses can read and/or have full access to the recently acquired Library materials that will be housed there. This project will also train patients on the use of adaptive equipment and requisite software. Patients utilizing the Training Station will also have the ability to learn more about their disabilities. This project will also expose ICO faculty, IEI optometrists, ophthalmologists, students and residents to the latest techniques and technologies used in treating low vision patients.

Organization:
Illinois College of Optometry
Department:
Not Applicable
Organization Type:
Health Sciences Library
Funded Dates: 
Thursday, August 1, 2013 to Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Funding Amount: 
$15,000
Beneficiaries: 
Consumers - Patients & Families
Health Professionals - All Types
Population
Not Applicable