Basic Low Vision for the Primary Care Practitioner
A review of the aging population will be discussed followed by some easy ways you can keep your early disease patients in your practice and keep them functional.
Dr. Stephanie Schmiedecke-Barbieri, tenured Associate Professor, serves as Chief of the Low Vision Service for the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry and Director of their Vision Rehabilitation Center located at the Bowden Eye Care and Health Institute. She completed her residency in low vision rehabilitation at the University Houston and is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Optometry. She has developed award winning low vision clinics for the Veterans Administration, Shands Uuniveristy of Florida hospital, and the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) Rosenberg School of Optometry.
Dr. Schmiedecke has served as a residency and externship site coordinator for five schools of optometry and recently spearheaded the low vision residency program at the UIW. She has been an invited lecturer to national and international conferences to teach doctors about low vision and vision loss. She holds positions in National low vision committees and has been an examiner for the National Board of Optometry. Her passion is to increase awareness and education about vision loss and the visually impaired.