The benefit of using the Austin Assessment in a vision loss rehabilitation context

A practitioner who works in vision loss rehabilitation shares how valuable the Austin Assessment can be in this context.
8 June 2024
Nicola McDowell
Nichola and Lachie from Springload looking at cards placed in a table. They look like working on the app creation. There are also notebooks, coffee cups and stationery on top of the table.

The Austin Assessment can be a valuable tool for vision loss rehabilitation. As a Certified Low Vision Specialist, I’ve used this tool to gain insights into a patient's visual capabilities. By evaluating areas such as complexity, response times, and visual field tracking, it allows for the development of tailored rehabilitation plans. For patients recovering from events like a stroke, this can be particularly beneficial. The assessment's findings can guide the creation of personalized training programs that patients can use at home, fostering independence and improving quality of life. Such tools not only aid in rehabilitation but also empower patients to adapt to their vision loss, enhancing their ability to navigate daily activities with confidence.

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