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 newly formed 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 will become a full-fledged division in the summer of 2018 provided it meets specific requirements of membership and activities. 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.