Low Vision Rehabilitation Division (Division 7)

Welcome to the AER Low Vision Rehabilitation Division (Division 7)

The division provides growth and development opportunities for professionals serving in a wide continuum of low vision services. Members include teachers, rehabilitation specialists, low vision therapists, occupational therapists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, researchers, university personnel, administrators, and many others with various backgrounds.

A periodic newsletter provides valuable information on the latest publications, technology and devices, professional activities such as conferences and seminars, vital issues and news from the field. Members are encouraged to participate on Division committees such as Continuing Education, Professional Issues, Program for the International Conference, Awards, etc. The Low Vision Division has led the way in the arenas of certification, ethics guidelines, and in efforts for Medicare coverage for vision rehabilitation and was the first division to offer a certification exam. Certification is now handled by ACVREP. Division membership provides links with professionals from Switzerland to San Francisco — all striving for excellence in delivery of low vision services.