(photo: Dr. Mejia with student during the Low Vision Clinic)
2021-2022 LOW VISION CLINIC DATES
Thurs. Nov. 11, 2021 – Paducah, KY
Dec. 3, 2021 – Floyd Co. Library, Prestonsburg, KY
Dec. 10, 2021 – KSB
Jan. 24-25, 2022 Kentucky Educational Development Corporation (KEDC), Ashland, KY
Feb. 2022 (Date TBA) – KSB
Mar. 11, 2022 – Somerset, KY
Apr. 2022 (Date TBA) – Bowling Green, KY
May 13, 2022 (Date TBA) – KSB
May 14, 2022 (Date TBA) – KSB
Please note that the dates are subject to change based on the school districts being in session on the date of service. At this time, venues for the Low Vision Clinics are in the process of being selected.
Connie Hill, CLVT will be coordinating the clinical low vision evaluations that will occur throughout the 2021-2022 school year. She will be collaborating with Guadalupe Mejia, O.D., F.A.A.O. to provide this valuable service.
PROCEDURES for making referral for a clinical low vision evaluation at KSB:
All referrals for clinical evaluations at KSB should be directed to Connie Hill or faxed to (502) 897-8737.
BEFORE an appointment can be scheduled and confirmed, the following must be submitted:
- Clinical Low Vision Referral Form
- Copy of signed evaluation plan form from the ARC indicating a clinical low vision evaluation
- Copy of the current Functional Vision Learning Media Assessment (within three years to the date of the Low Vision exam)
- Copy of current eye report (within one year to the date of the Low Vision exam)
Upon receiving the necessary forms, the appointment will be scheduled and an additional packet will be sent to the parents. This packet will include:
- Letter confirming the appointment with date and time
- Pediatric Medical History Form to be completed by the student and/or parent
- Preparing Your Student handout
- Permission form/release of records
- Directions to clinic location
PURPOSE of the Clinical Low Vision Evaluation:
The primary purpose of a clinical low vision evaluation is to determine whether an individual with low vision can benefit from optical and non-optical devices, as well as adaptive techniques, to enhance visual functioning. This type of evaluation should not be used to as a means to update eye reports or replace routine eye examinations. The clinical low vision evaluation differs from the examination of the primary eye care specialist by:
- Beginning with a comprehensive, goal-oriented case history
- Using special charts and materials for assessment of near and distance visual acuity not routinely used in general eye examinations.
- Going beyond the prescription of standard spectacles to prescribe optical, nonoptical, and/or nonvisual devices to help individuals meet specific visual needs
- Including the gathering of information about the individual’s functional use of vision
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Connie Hill or call 502-897-1583, ext. 7101 or fax 502-897-8737.