Functional Assessment - Reading

Difficulty reading is the most common complaint of low vision patients.  It is the Activity of Daily Living that is most closely related to visual acuity, but involves many additional factors beyond. 

Print SIZE provides an assessment (visual acuity) of "How the EYE functions"

Reading SPEED provides a convenient assessment of “How the PERSON functions.”  

           PDF     Reading acuity (2005)

The IVA system (see below) contains a module to facilitate reading speed measurements.


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    Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center

    The Center's research goal is to develop and apply new scientific knowledge and practical, cost-effective devices to better understand and address the real-world problems of blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind consumers

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