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From The CriticsReviewer: Kia B. Eldred, OD(University of Houston College of Optometry)
Description: The editors provide an overview of the impact visual impairment has on society as the population ages. They review the issues brought about by vision impairment through the disciplines involved in the care and study of this population.
Purpose: This is an important contribution to our understanding of the many life experience changes facing those with visual impairment.
Audience: This book is directed toward optometrists, professionals at educational institutions, caregivers, and policy makers.
Features: Information from many experts in the field of aging and vision loss are found in this one publication, which is a strength of this book. Each chapter addresses a specific issue from the viewpoint of the contributor. The text could be much longer, but its condensed format is more "reader-friendly."
Assessment: This is a complete edition with contributions from various professionals involved with those elderly persons who are visually impaired. It is not an overwhelming book, and therefore is useful for those interested in this important topic who may not necessarily be specialists. Few other texts are directed at this audience and cover this expanse of information so succinctly. It would be helpful for any academic course dealing with aging or visual impairment.