University of Edinburgh

Functional Vision Assessment

To sum up


So to sum up; this is what I think a visual assessment is not. It is not a diagnostic assessment. We don't diagnose. We are not allowed to prescribe treatment. That's for the medical people to do. A functional vision assessment does assist us to assess how the child is using their vision in real life situations. And it does help us to evaluate and combine information from many sources, to implement strategies that will assist the child to use their functional vision in daily life. So the assessment should contribute to the planning and how we're going to adapt work for the young people in daily life.