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Driving with a Visual Impairment: Past, Present and Future

Driving with a Visual Impairment: Past, Present and Future

Driving with a Visual Impairment: Past, Present and Future

Mark Wilkinson, OD
Mark Wilkinson, OD
on behalf of Envision University

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Launch date: 28 Jun 2019
Expiry Date: 22 May 2022

Last updated: 15 Jul 2020

Reference: 194342

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Maggie Edmunds (2 Jun 2020)
Good overview of how vision and cognitive function relates to driving
Richard Windsor (19 Jan 2020)
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Description

Driving with both visual acuity (VA) and visual field (VF) loss has been a hot topic in the field for decades. Although the literature routinely acknowledges that driving is a privilege, not a right, loss of driving privileges can have devastating consequences such as increased social isolation, decreased quality of life and depression. Such high stakes can make the subject of driving tough to bring up during the examination of individuals with visual impairments. However, ODs have a duty to properly assess and counsel patients with congenital or acquired visual impairments who would like to acquire driving privileges or who will become non-drivers because of their vision loss. This course discusses the complexities of the current vision and licensure standards, how they affect patients with vision loss and what ODs can do to properly evaluate and counsel patients who are visually impaired and want to drive.

Objectives

Learning Objective One
Identify past and current vision standards for driving.
Learning Objective Two
Describe contrast sensitivity testing for driving.
Learning Objective Three
Describe Useful Field of View testing/training.
Learning Objective Four
Analyze Options for wayfinding while driving.
Learning Objective Five
Define changes in visual processing that can occur with age, and their effect on safe driving.
Learning Objective Six
Recognize our responsibilities in assessing fitness to drive.
Mark Wilkinson, OD

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Mark Wilkinson, OD
on behalf of Envision University

Dr. Wilkinson completed his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1980 from Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Wilkinson is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. He is a faculty member of the University of Iowa’s Institute for Vision Research and the National Advanced Driving Simulator. Dr. Wilkinson is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. Dr. Wilkinson is a member of the Planning Committee of the National Eye Institute’s National Eye Health Education Program where he serves as the chair of the Low Vision Committee. Additionally, Dr. Wilkinson is a past chair of the Executive Committee of the Vision Rehabilitation Section of the American Optometric Association. Dr. Wilkinson has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on the care of individuals that are visually impaired and driving with a visual impairment.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
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    Reference: 63111-LV
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Exam Attempts: 3
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    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • 1.00 Units -
    Exam Attempts: 3
    -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
    -
    Reference: Domain of OT: Performance Skills

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Maggie Edmunds (2 Jun 2020)
Good overview of how vision and cognitive function relates to driving
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