Functional Vision Assessment
Presented in Dublin on 11 March 2010
FVA ReportJanis Sugden, Scottish Sensory Centre
Report by Teacher of the Visually impaired on:
- Address & details,
- Address & details of key person,
- Name of referrer and reason for referral.
- Name of Eye condition: Brief summary visual diagnosis( if appropriate)
- Date of last visit to eye specialist and brief summary of report.
- Any advice eg; correction.
- Visual Acuity figures etc.
- Details and dates of assessments
- Visual Acuity: with/without correction
- Distance Vision, assessment used, right eye, left eye and both eyes.
- Near Vision.
- Print Size: Assessment; Print/symbol size that allows the student to sustain reading or viewing for a certain period of time from a specific distance.
- Contrast Sensitivity
- Colour Vision
- Field Loss; based on observations functional use of peripheral and central vision. Observation of head tilt, abnormal positioning etc.
- Include if applicable:-
- use of vision in a variety of lighting situations. eg; indoors , outdoors, different times of day etc.
- Light sensitivity preferred lighting for reading, reaction to glare, reaction to changes of light eg; going indoors from playground.
- Use of printed materials: Identification of 'crowded symbols' , tracking ability; reading print on a line.
- Figure/ground discrimination
- Fluctuation in vision.
- Examples of print size, layout and adaptations of materials and resources. (print, Braille, other tactile auditory or combination)
- Usefulness of non optical low vision aids (video magnifiers, computer modifications etc.)
- NB: any concerns regarding the child's ability to move around safely and confidently should be referred to a mobility specialist for further assessment.
- Speech & language, OT, physio etc.
Copies to whole team.
Take time to discuss findings with the pupil/ child.