Our simulators provide a reasonably accurate picture of some of the functional limitations and abilities that may be experienced with different types of visual impairments. Some of the most common causes of low vision in the developed world are:
Other eye diseases that can cause low vision include RP (retinitis pigmentosa) brain injuries (including strokes).
1For Professionals:These are outstanding educational tools to help teach rehabilitation, education, medical and health care providers about the impact of vision impairment on their patients, clients or students. Low vision simulators can make for a lively in-service or continuing education program.
2For Non-profit Administrators:Would you like to be able to quickly and simply help donors and civic groups understand the impact of vision impairment? Even a few minutes wearing low vision simulators will create a strong, lasting memory
3For Friends and Family:People experiencing low vision have found that these simulators help to get the point across to friends and family who don’t understand the importance of putting things back where they belong, closing the cabinet doors in the kitchen, or not leaving things lying around on the steps. For people with low vision who are highly adapted and “don’t act blind”, they can also help to show others just what you’re putting up with.
Our vision simulators present
5 different TYPES of vision impairments
Plus different LEVELS of impairment
- 07 Mar 2013Protected: Salus University Low Vision Rehabilitation Program
- 18 Feb 2013AER Conference 2013
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What they say…
“…But the real secret to his [the presenter's] success are the goggles he brings with him that simulate the various types of visual impairment. At the end of the presentation, students are invited to pick a goggle and go walk around the hallways for a few minutes. The change in students is noticeable. They come back to the classroom wanting to talk about the experience. They tell each other “you have to try this pair… okay, what condition is this one again… how would you adapt to this condit…
Recreation Management Instructor
Madison College (MATC)
Students quickly become actively engaged in the learning process and make connections between vision impairment and limitations in occupational performance. Families and team members gain greater insight into the client’s visual limitations.
MS, OTR/L SCLV, FAOTA
Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy Director Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation,
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fork in the Road’s low vision simulators are a great teaching tool: simple, durable and effective for the classroom and the clinic.
Graduate Certificate in Low Vision Rehabilitation
University of Alabama at Birmingham
The low vision simulators … have proven to be very effective… By asking workshop participants to wear the simulators while engaging in typical workday activities they have developed some appreciation for the challenges posed by a visual impairment.
Coalition for Persons with Disabilities
Fork in the Road low vision simulators helped students (and faculty) quickly understand the impact of vision impairment on everyday occupation. Students gained insight into the visual conditions in a way that simple photos or drawings could never provide.
Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA
Recipient, the AOTA’s 2005
Eleanor Clark Slagle Award
Professor Emeritus Occupational Therapy Program, University Wisconsin-Madison
…we received the simulator yesterday. The young man’s mom was absolutely thrilled. His teachers are having a hard time believing or understanding that he has a vision problem. (You know the scenario.) She was very pleased to have the simulator to show everyone at the next IEP meeting so that the appropriate accommodations will be made for him.
MEd., CPOA CLVT
Low Vision Services of Austin
Thank you for the goggles. We used them for a diabetes awareness expo and they were a big hit!!! Much appreciated.
We have 140 staff members and did a staff meeting whereby each staff member had to wear them for a period of time. They were amazed at how our patients see. It was one of the best things we’ve ever done to educate our staff members.You are a delight to work with.
The Eye Associates
It’s a pleasure to deal with you, your simulators are really useful and a great aid in our work.
Orientation and Mobility Specialist
St. Gaudens, France
The goggles are awesome! When I do a workshop they are very popular. Thanks for making such a wonderful product!
Vision Education Specialist and COM Outreach Services
Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind