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March 1991

Living With Low Vision: A Resource Guide for People With Sight Loss

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(3):331. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080030033026

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This book is a resource for people with vision loss. It was published to inform patients who have vision loss about the many organizations and devices that exist to help them remain independent. Fortunately for patients who have vision problems, this guide is printed in large type.

The book is divided into 11 chapters, which are written in a clear and succinct style. Two appendixes are also included.

"... a very useful resource for patients experiencing vision loss."

The first chapter describes the experience of vision loss, the various rehabilitation services and professional service providers available, and the ways to find them in the United States. Chapter 2 is about reading with vision loss and details sources of large-print books and publications. In addition, it describes talking books (recordings) for use by print-handicapped individuals. Chapter 2 also stresses the importance of encouraging individuals with reduced vision to use whatever residual vision

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