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Research Article  |   October 1995
Living With Low Vision: A Personal and Professional Perspective
Author Affiliations
  • Sally Bennett Rosenthal, MSLS, OTR/L, was a Staff Therapist, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, at the time this article was written. She has since left clinical practice and is a freelance writer and homemaker (Mailing address: 49 Bonnie Gellman Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19114)
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Vision / Special Issue on Low Vision
Research Article   |   October 1995
Living With Low Vision: A Personal and Professional Perspective
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1995, Vol. 49, 861-864. doi:10.5014/ajot.49.9.861
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1995, Vol. 49, 861-864. doi:10.5014/ajot.49.9.861
Abstract

Unlike most readers of this special issue, I have been both a consumer and provider of rehabilitation services. A retinal hemorrhage that occurred when I was in my late twenties signaled the beginning of delayed-onset retinopathy of prematurity‚Äďa condition that has been further complicated since that time. In this article, I offer a glimpse of what living with low vision is like by describing activities in my own life and accommodations I have made. My hope is that therapists will learn more about the realities of living with low vision and will seek our additional information that they will incorporate into their practice.