Overview: Dual role specialty eyecare provider as low vision and traumatic brain injury optometrist. Provide low vision care to patients who have experienced vision loss and wish to improve their visual function and quality of their daily living. Testing, evaluation and treatment which includes spectacle correction, low vision aids, technology recommendation and low vision rehabilitation therapy. Assess and diagnose traumatic brain injury patients for post trauma vision syndrome and provide appropriate neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy. Comanagement of traumatic brain injury patients with other specialists (neurologists, occupational therapist, physical therapist, etc.)
Duties include but are not limited to
Low Vision Examination: visual acuity testing, trialframe refraction, telescopic refraction, contrast sensitivity testing, glare testing, color vision testing. Provide functional vision exam to address activities of daily living and occupational difficulties due to visual impairment
Prescription of low vision optical adaptive spectacle lenses, specialty contact lenses or other optical devices
Work with in house low vision occupational therapist to provide low vision rehabilitation and device training
Referral and co-management with other services: department of the blind and vision impaired, veterans affairs, etc.
Provide binocular vision assessment for patients with traumatic brain injuries. Diagnose and treat post trauma vision syndrome with weekly neuro-optometric rehabilitation therapy. Treat binocular visual issues with orthoptic therapy and vision therapy. Work with central Virginia area neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pain management and rehabilitation specialists, neuropsychologists, etc. to provide comprehensive complete care for traumatic brain injury patients
Stay atop current technology for diagnostics and treatment of low vision rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury patients.
Provide educational seminars to at risk populations
Understands and complies with HIPAA and agency patient confidentiality guidelines
Supervisory role, ability to effectively work/communicate with staff, clients and other providers
Degree of doctor of optometry from accredited school of optometry, residency or fellowship trained in low vision rehabilitation and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation
Active Virginia License
Strong oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Ability to work with people who are blind, visually impaired, and/or disabled.