4th Edition

Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits A Guide for Occupational Therapists

By Mitchell Scheiman Copyright 2025
    416 Pages 165 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    416 Pages 165 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The new fourth edition of Understanding and Managing Vision Deficits: A Guide for Occupational Therapists provides practitioners not only with a comprehensive understanding of vision and how vision problems can impact on the practice of occupational therapy, but also invaluable guidance on how to effectively manage clients with these issues.

    The book presents a three-part of model of vision to inform readers’ understanding of the issues, and management across a range of eye conditions:

    • Visual integrity: Includes visual acuity (clarity), the optics of the eye, and eye health.
    • Visual efficiency skills: Includes focusing, eye teaming, and eye movements.
    • Visual information processing skills: Includes the ability to analyze, interpret and respond to visual information.

    Covering key topics such as vision problems related to acquired brain injury, learning disorders and among children with special educational needs, the new edition has been thoroughly updated to the latest findings in vision research, while there are also new chapters on using an interprofessional collaborative approach to client-care, and how remediation can be integrated into occupational therapy principles to create occupation-based remedial vision rehabilitation.

    A unique collaboration between the professions of occupational therapy and optometry together, and including a glossary of key terms and a sample vision screening report form, this is a key text for health care professionals to provide the ultimate in patient care.

    1 Background Information

    2 Review of Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Development of the Visual System

    3 Optometric Model of Vision, Part One: Acuity, Refractive and Eye Health Disorders

    4 Optometric Model of Vision, Part Two: Visual Efficiency Skills

    5 Optometric Model of Vision, Part Three: Visual Information Processing Skills

    6 Screening for Visual Acuity, Visual Efficiency and Visual Information Processing Problems

    7 Optometric Management of Refractive, Visual Efficiency and Visual Information Processing Disorders

    8 Managing Visual Problems in the Pediatric Population

    9 Visual Problems Associated With Acquired Brain Injury

    10 Visual Rehabilitation for Patients With Brain Injury

    11 Oculo-Visual Disorders Associated with Developmental and Sensory Disabilities

    12 Management of Vision Problems for Children with Special Needs

    13 Using an Interprofessional Collaborative Approach for the Successful Care of the Person.

    14 OT Management of Eye Movement and Vision Information Processing Disorders: Occupation-based Remedial Vision Rehabilitation

    15 The Inter-Relationship Model


    Mitchell Scheiman, OD, PhD, FCOVD, FAAO, is a nationally known optometric educator, lecturer, author, and private practitioner. He graduated from the New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA, in 1975 and completed a residency in vision therapy at the State University of New York College of Optometry in 1976. He has specialized in vision therapy for the past 48 years. Dr. Scheiman is currently Dean of Research and Director of Graduate Programs at Salus University.