University of Edinburgh

Functional Assessment of Vision

Presented on 17 January 2013


Functional vision assessment allows us to see how a child uses their vision in a variety of everyday settings. The main focus of this day was to consider how clinical assessments, observations, etc, contribute to a functional vision report. The comment below reflects one course participant's thoughts:

"Thank you so much for sharing your expertise and experience. Very worthwhile and enjoyable day."

In this one-day course we highlighted the differences between a clinical and functional vision assessment in children with a visual impairment with no additional difficulties. Participants had opportunities to try some assessments wearing simulated specs.

Target Audience: This course is suitable for mainstream teachers, specialist teachers and classroom assistants and other professionals who support visually impaired children in a variety of educational settings.

Presenters: Lynn Stewart, Orthoptist, Monklands Hospital, Airdrie;
Janis Sugden, QTVI and Co-ordinator, SSC