Visual Impairments



Visual Impairments

Characteristics

A student with a visual impairment is one whose vision, even with correction, adversely affects that student’s educational performance. Examples are students whose visual impairments may result from congenital defects, eye diseases, or injuries to the eye.

Evaluations/Assessments
  1. A current eye examination (within one year) by an ophthalmologist or optometrist who examined the student
  2. A comprehensive education evaluation to determine present levels of functioning, as well as the adverse affect(s) of the visual impairment on the student's educational performance
  3. Low vision evaluation for student’s who are not totally blind
  4. Functional vision assessment
  5. Evaluation to determine the need for Braille