Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists

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The Third Edition of Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits is the go-to resource that will enable occupational therapists to develop a comprehensive understanding of vision, appreciate the various effects vision problems can have on the practice of occupational therapy, and to more effectively manage patients with vision disorders.

 Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, Third Edition is a unique collaboration from occupational therapists, optometrists, and low vision rehabilitation specialists.  Dr. Mitchell Scheiman presents a unique Three Component Model of Vision that includes:
  • Visual integrity: Includes visual acuity (clarity), the optics of the eye, and eye health
  • Visual efficiency skills: Includes focusing, eye teaming, and eye movements
  • Visual information processing skills: Includes the ability to analyze, interpret and respond to visual information
 A major emphasis of the new edition is on management of eye movement, visual information processing, visual field, and low vision problems. Therapy suggestions have been expanded and the use of computer software has been incorporated into the therapy. Some Additional Chapter Topics Include:
  • Visual problems associated with learning disorders
  • Visual problems associated with acquired brain injury
  • Management of vision problems for children with special needs
  • Low vision
 Features of the Third Edition:
  • Updated figures, research, and references
  • Incorporates current American Occupational Therapy Association Practice Framework
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Appendices that include a vision screening report form and low vision supplies and equipment
 Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists, Third Edition will continue to bring the professions of occupational therapy and optometry together and will guide health care professionals to provide the ultimate in patient care.

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Mitchell Scheiman, OD, FCOVD, FAAO, is a nationally known optometric educator, lecturer, author, and private practitioner. He graduated from the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA, in 1975 and completed a residency in vision therapy at the State University of New York College of Optometry in 1976. He has specialized in vision therapy for the past 35 years. Dr. Scheiman is currently director of Pediatric and Binocular Vision Programs at The Eye Institute and professor of optometry at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He has written three books for optometrists, covering the topics of binocular vision and vision therapy, pediatric optometry, and learning-related vision problems, and he has published more than 140 articles in the professional literature. He is a Diplomate in Binocular Vision and Perception and a Fellow in the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Scheiman maintains a private practice in the Philadelphia suburbs where he specializes in vision therapy.    

Dr. Scheiman has a long and close relationship with occupational therapists. He is the founder of Vision Education Seminars, a company that develops and provides continuing education programs about vision to occupational therapists. In the past 15 years he has lectured to more than 7000 occupational therapists. He co-manages patients with occupational and physical therapists in his practice, and his wife, Maxine Scheiman, has been an occupational therapist for more than 20 years.

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“This is a wonderful resource for occupational therapists who work with patients with vision disorders. It is well written and easy to understand, even for those with no previous experience in this area. It is important for optometrists and occupational therapists to work together and this book provides the necessary tools to accomplish this.”             

- Brian Marshall, OD, Marshall Family Eye Care, Doody’s Review Service 

“This book is a thorough and practical resource for occupational therapists interested in this topic.  Therapists will find assessment and intervention strategies to use with their clients, in addition to a more comprehensive understanding of the visual system and optometric interventions.  I believe the goal of this book has been achieved and closer partnership between occupational therapy and eye care professionals will be achieved by those who read this book, in addition to better treatment strategies and outcomes for our clients.”

- Kim Marion, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

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