a young toddler gazes at projected images

This tutorial addresses visual field and acuity assessment, including the assessment for young children, and typical testing procedures.

There are 3 webcasts included in this training module that address visual field and acuity assessment, including the development of assessment for young children, and typical testing procedures. Participants will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits by viewing three designated webcasts and taking an online quiz.

Material is presented by D. Luisa Mayer, Ph.D., M.Ed. a vision scientist and an internationally recognized expert in visual field testing of children and individuals with multiple impairments. Formerly in practice at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Mayer is currently a faculty member with New England College of Optometry and New England Eye Institute.

By registering for Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits, you will be provided with a self-paced tutorial using video clips and other resources related to this topic, as well as an online test to assess your knowledge.

This is a web-based, self-guided professional development activity for TVIs, VRTs, O&Ms, Parents, Teachers of the Deafblind or Severely Impaired, and Rehabilitation Specialists.

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Learning Goals and Objectives

Participants will:

  • Identify significant visual field and acuity tests and their purposes.
  • Define and use visual field terminology.
  • Place field testing innovations in historical context.
  • Explain testing techniques used for individuals with additional disabilities or impairments.

Watch These Videos

The video content below will be presented within your tutorial module.

Total Viewing Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

  • Upon successful completion of the test, you will earn 1.5 Professional Development Points, ACVREP, CTLE, or Continuing Education credits (your choice). You will be able to print a signed Perkins certificate demonstrating that you earned the credits.
  • Instructions on how to enroll in the tutorial and take the online test will be emailed to you after you have successfully registered. Perkins eLearning profiles are unique to the learning platform, and separate from any other username/password you have with Perkins. If you already have a user profile for the learning platform, you will use that existing profile to access the tutorial.

Meet the Presenters

Luisa Mayer, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Luisa Mayer is an Associate Professor of Vision Science and Individuals with Disabilities at the New England College of Optomtry since 2006, when she joined the academic staff of the college and the clinical staff of the New England Eye Institute’s low vision clinic at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. She is a vision scientist who has become a clinician of low vision in children, specializing in visual fields and functional vision. At the Perkins Low Vision Clinic, she evaluates pediatric and young adult patients with vision loss, multiple impairments, and developmental delays. She instructs student interns from the college as well as residents on vision assessment procedures. Along with other clinical staff and therapeutic specialists, she studies the implications of visual impairments, especially visual field loss, on an individual’s motor skills and their visual and cognitive abilities in order to guide rehabilitation and educational planning. In addition to her responsibilities at the college, Dr. Mayer is a clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and is an associate scientific staff member at Children’s Hospital Boston in the Department of Ophthalmology.
Multiple days
1.5 Continuing Education
1.5 Professional Development
1.5 CTLE
$55 - Earn Credits