Low Vision

The Low Vision Section of the American Academy of Optometry serves as a primary source for papers, courses, information and research regarding diagnosis of and management in Low Vision care and to advise the Board of Directors on policy in this area. The Section serves to encourage inquiry and research in low vision care by providing a forum of practitioners and scientists who are knowledgeable and can present, question and defend new advances in the field.

The Academy thanks the following generous sponsors for their support of Section activities:

  • Co-Sponsor: Eschenbach

Position Papers:
Position Paper on Clinical Low Vision Evaluation and Treatment of Students with Visual Impairments for Parents, Educators and Other Professionals

Group Officers

Dawn K DeCarlo, OD, MS, FAAO
Mark D Kirstein, OD, FAAO
Section Vice Chair
Ava K Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO
Program Chair
Christopher R Choat, OD, FAAO
Diplomate Case Report Chair
Tracy Matchinski, OD, FAAO
Diplomate Chair
Swati C Modi, OD, FAAO
Diplomate Renewals
John Rundquist, OD, FAAO
Diplomate Written Exam Chair
David S Loshin, OD, PhD, FAAO
Research Diplomate Chair
Stephanie Schmiedecke Barbieri, OD, FAAO
Mentor Chair
Steve D Gill, OD, FAAO
Diplomate Oral Exam
Lisa Chan-O'Connell, OD, FAAO
Diplomate Practical Exam
Karen Squier, OD, MS, FAAO
Ocular Disease Exam
Helen M Viksnins, MEd, CAE, FAAO
Staff Liaison

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