Low Vision and School-Age Children Resources
For more information on the eye conditions discussed in this lesson, read the following articles, in PDF format, by Frances Liefert, an O&M specialist and TVI at the California School for the Blind (2008). They were written for the Utah State University course "Introduction to Low Vision."
- "Characteristics of Cortical Visual Impairment."
- "Retinopathy of Prematurity."
- "Optic Nerve Hypoplasia."
- "Characteristics of Albinism."
- "Vision Loss Due to Eye Malformations."
- "Retinitis Pigmentosa and Macular Degeneration."
The following interviews provide firsthand insight on how students cope with and manage their low vision.
- Student Interview with 9-year-old Daniel
- Student Interview with 14-year-old Ian
- Student Interview with 18-year-old Andrea
- Student Interview with 18-year-old Lilly
Low Vision Simulators
This handout explains how to make three types of low vision simulators:
- a field loss simulator, which demonstrates "tunnel vision" or other peripheral field losses
- a media opacity simulator, which replicates conditions such as cataracts and corneal opacities
- a simulator that replicates legal blindness, or 20/200 vision
(Submitted by: Judy Matsuoka; Last updated: February 13, 2012)