Johns Hopkins is one of the premier research institutions in the world. Located on Johns Hopkins main campus is the Wilmer Eye Institute's Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center. This center, under the direction of Dr. Robert Massof, has been a world leader in low vision research.
One of the center's current efforts is focused on improving the reliability of low vision assessments. Dr. Massof and his team have asked that the Chattanooga area Low Vision Network to participate in this valuable research opportunity. Aim of this study is to enhance the quality of low vision rehabilitation across the country.
Participants in this study are individuals with low vision who qualify to receive rehabilitation services. Only individuals who give consent to participate will be included.
Eligible individuals are first referred to the Low Vision Network for the typical low vision evaluations and to determine appropriateness for the study. The research study then includes the following:
A phone interview regarding the patient's current activities and goals
In-home mobility and daily activity assessments
Occupational therapy evaluation and treatment
A follow-up phone interview
If you are interested in the study and want to know more about it's design and purposes CLICK HERE.
If you have any questions or concerns about you or a loved one participating in the study, please fill out the form below and someone will reach out to you as soon as possible.