Low Vision Section Symposium: Is This Real? A Look at Non-organic Vision Loss and Conversion Disorder
Thursday, November 8 | 10:00 AM to Noon
This symposium will review the phenomenon of non-organic vision loss in the context of the broader topic of conversion disorder (aka functional neurologic symptom disorder). Characteristics of the conditions will be discussed, as well as diagnosis, clinical management and a review of the literature. Moderator: Ava Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO. Speakers: Heather Lewerenz, MD, David Lewerenz, OD, FAAO, and Shannon Kessler, OD, FAAO.
Joint Low Vision Section and Vision in Aging SIG Symposium: Not Just Another Driving Symposium: How Automated Vehicles and Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies Might Benefit Our Aging Patients
Friday, November 9 | 4:00 to 6:00 PM
Eye care providers often face the challenge of advising patients to stop driving when they can no longer meet their state licensing requirements. Although older adults face a multitude of visual and non-visual reasons to stop or limit driving, there are many options on the horizon to safely assist or meet their transportation needs. This symposium will discuss an interdisciplinary approach, including future prospects for automated vehicles (AV) and implementation of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), to help manage drivers in an aging society. Moderators: John Kaminski, OD, FAAO and Ava Bittner, OD, PhD, FAAO. Speakers: Elin Schold-Davis, OT, Ching-Yao Chan, PhD, Neil Charness, PhD, and Amitai Bin-Nun, PhD.