Neurological Visual Impairment Division (Division 20)

Welcome to the AER Neurological Visual Impairment Division (Division 20)
Vision loss or impairment due to brain injury or disease can occur at any point in the life-span. It is a complex area of study with increasing clinical, rehabilitation, and research concerns.  Improved medical care of preterm infants, increased diagnosis among athletes, and greater survival rates from traumatic injury have all contributed to the increasing numbers of brain injured individuals with vision impairment frequently seeking services.  The AER Neurological Visual Impairment Division will increase the knowledge base of providers and help refine further areas of need in terms of education, medical, rehabilitation, and habilitation care and research.

This division provides an opportunity to explore, discuss and contribute to the next level of thinking and opportunities. It provides a member social network to share resources, strategies and new information. The board granted provisional status to the division in the fall of 2016. It became a full-fledged division in 2018. Join today.


  • Advocate for the need for research for this population.
  • Create position statements on teaming and best practice for this population.
  • Support vision professionals who are new or need information for this population.
  • Advocate to the medical profession to improve timely diagnosis, education and rehabilitation support for this population.
  • Support epidemiological efforts to characterize the type and frequency of occurrence in military, veteran and civilian populations.

Division Policies and Procedures

Please click on the following link for the 2018 NVID Committee Business Meeting Notes: NVID Committee Business Meeting Notes

AER International Conference 2018 NVID Powerpoints
 Pre-Conference Day Powerpoint
John Ravenscroft Powerpoint
Greg Goodrich Powerpoint
Barry Kran Powerpoint

The Neurological Vision Impairment Division is excited to release the first newsletter of NVID. You are in for a treat! Please click below to view the NVID Newsletter.

NVID Newsletter 2020 – Word
NVID Newsletter 2020 – PDF

NVID Newsletter 2018 – Word
NVID Newsletter 2018 – PDF

The version of the newsletter is available for individuals with neurological visual impairment available below:

NVID Newsletter NVI Version 2018