[ARTICLE] Peli prisms for hemianopia: An interdisciplinary approach to maximize successful adaptation – Full Text PDF

Introduction

Methodology Peli prisms consist of a new optic aid incorporated within the patient’s glasses that increase the visual field on the hemianopic side while maintaining unobstructed central vision. When this new technology was introduced to patients, our optometrist specialized in low vision noted difficulties concerning the adaptation to the optic aid and sought the collaboration of an orientation and mobility (O&M) specialist. An interdisciplinary protocol was then developed to improve the patient’s understanding of the optic aid and related strategies. The aim of this protocol is to maximize the patient’s potential in order to improve confidence and security during mobility.

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