Spectacle Mounted Microscopes

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Price: $105.00
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Enrollment Length: 90 day(s)
Course Description

Presented by: Robert W. Massof, Ph.D., Suleiman Alibhai, O.D., James T. Deremeik, M.A., CLVT, and Lori L. Grover, O.D.

 

This three credit hour CE self-paced course is introduced by providing a brief video overview on microscope assistive devices. This course will expand your knowledge of the optical, prescriptive and functional characteristics of the low vision microscope. Video examples are shown. Optional tutorials are also included that provide drill-downs of terminology that is used.

 

The course is divided into 5 lectures.

 

Robert W. Massof, Ph.D., begins by defining and explaining the theory of and practical application of the technology of the low vision microscope. Dr. Massof is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

The second lecture is narrated by Suleiman Alibhai, O.D., Instructor of Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alibhai teaches clinicians how to evaluate and fit a patient for a microscope.

 

James T. Deremeik, M.A., CLVT, demonstrates the techniques and strategies used to train the low vision patient on how to use microscopes in the third lecture. Strategies such as showing the patient how to establish and maintain the proper focal point are also demonstrated. Deremeik is the Director of Education, Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

 

The final lecture series of this course is presented by Lori L. Grover, O.D., Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, Wilmer Eye Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Grover provides a detailed practical review of microscope products and services offered by different companies. Emerald Education Systems does not endorse specific companies or products described in this course. The content of these presentations is offered for educational purposes only.

 

Note that some organizations award credits, while others award content hours.

Course Details
Author(s):
Robert W. Massof, Ph.D.; Suleiman Alibhai, O.D.; Jim Deremeik, M.A., C.L.V.T.; Lori L. Grover, O.D.
Course Director(s):
Jim Deremeik, M.A., C.L.V.T.
Course Editor(s):
Robert W. Massof, Ph.D. Jim Deremeik, M.A., C.L.V.T. Lori L. Grover, O.D.
Accreditation(s):
  • 0.3 CEU(s) by American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • 3.0 CE hour(s) by The Academy for the Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)
Content Focus:
Category 1: Domain of OT; Areas of Occupation Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process; Evaluation Category 3: Professional Issues; OT Education
Prerequisite(s):
  • None
Education Level:
intermediate
Course Objective(s):
  • explain optical principles related to the design and production of low vision microscopes
  • demonstrate how to evaluate a patient and fit a microscope
  • explain the techniques and strategies used to train a patient how to use a microscope
  • compare and contrast microscope products provided by different companies
  • identify the dioptric powers that define low vision microscopes
  • describe the benefits of use of a microscope for the performance of ADL tasks by the low vision patient
  • identify the various optical factors that must be evaluated to determine the most appropriate type of microscope for each low vision patient
  • identify interventions that will allow the therapists or clinician to instruct the low vision patient in focusing and maintaining the focus of a microscope
  • list resources and training materials that can be used when providing instruction in the use of a microscope to the low vision patient
Target Student(s):
  • Individuals working with a low vision population
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapy Students
  • Direct Care Staff Eye Care Practice
  • Ophthalmic Technicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Gerontologists
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Allied Health Care Professionals Dealing With Low Vision Patients
  • Paraoptometrics
  • Medical Students
  • Health Profession Students
  • Nurses
  • Orientation and Mobility Instructors
  • Rehabilitation Therapists
  • Ophthalmic Technicians
  • Low Vision Therapists
  • Low Vision Direct Care Providers
  • Low Vision Patients
  • Family Members of Low Vision Patients
  • Individuals working with a low vision population
  • Rehabilitation Teachers
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Rehabilitation Case Managers
Grading:
Successful completion of the course requires a score of 70% or better and the completion of the course evaluation. Students will receive a certificate of completion once those two requirements are met. The course is designed as a self-paced personal enrichment continuing education program. Lectures may be repeated until material is mastered.

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