CSE/Low Vision Clinic and the School of Optometry is closed for the holidays beginning Dec. 22, 2020 at noon. We will reopen January 4, 2021. Appointments resume on January 5th. We wish you all the best for the holidays and for the New Year.

Our Assessment Philosophy

Our assessment model uses competitive enablement to evaluate the suitability of non-generic device options.  Competitive enablement is a conceptual approach wherein the functional impact of competing device interventions is evaluated by individual consumers while performing a series of self-identified problematic tasks having high-functional relevance to the individuals themselves. 

In addition to task proficiency, we suggest considering cost, ease of use, versatility, safety, universality, cosmetics, availability, serviceability, innovation, practicality, and adaptability.

Ultimately, the function of the assessment process is not to identify a device that works for a given set of tasks, but to identify the device that works best for the individual patient doing these tasks.

Assistive devices computer dispensing

Electronic handheld magnifier