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 - ABDO College

Low Vision Assessment


The Kindle version can be purchased via Amazon here for £20.

J Macnaughton

Published by ABDO College

234 pages


ISBN – 9780750688543


This title provides authoritative and accessible information for all eye-care professionals, whether in training or in practice. The book is a rapid revision aid for students taking higher professional qualifications and a handy clinical reference guide for practitioners in busy clinics. Highly designed with synoptic text, handy tables, key bullet points, summaries and stunning full-colour illustrations, the book has rapidly established itself as the essential eye-clinic Low Vision pocket book.

  • Authoritative information from world opinion leaders
  • Instant access to essential information
  • Concise, colourful and clinical
  • The latest information, the best illustrations
  • Clinical pearls, practice pitfalls and clear action icons

The title offers all eye-care students and practitioners the key points at a moment’s notice.


  • Practical advice
  • Evidence-based
  • Highly designed, modern with boxes, tables, synoptic text
  • Very practical – with highlighted advice sections for patients, handy tables
  • White-coat-pocket book
  • Key opinion leaders for authors – not contributed so consistency of style and presentation
  • Competitively priced
  • Pulls the information together in one place very briefly
  • Well illustrated


  • Introduction
  • Definitions, certification and registration
  • Epidemiology and causes of blindness and low vision
  • The low vision examination
  • Determining and prescribing magnification
  • Optical principles of low vision aids
  • Electronic magnification
  • Additional strategies and non-optical methods for improving visual performance
  • Psychological factors in visual impairment
  • Community care, benefits and services
  • Education and employment
  • Some useful information sources
  • References

Essential reading for the following ABDO College course:

  • Low Vision Honours