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Non-Member Price: $90.00
Douglas Ivan, MD, FAsMA, FRAeS
Consultant in Occupational and Aerospace Ophthalmology
San Antonio, TX
Nothing to disclose
Safety-critical workers in transportation and other industries require good functional vision to safety perform multiple essential job tasks including operation of highway vehicles, mobile and rail-bound equipment, cranes, and a variety of potentially hazardous machinery and tools. Adequate color vision may be required to accurately identify colored signal lights used on highways and railroads and in aviation and maritime operations. Color vision may also be crucial for interpreting visual display screens, and color-coded wiring or electronic components. This presentation will describe a systematic approach for evaluating multiple aspects of visual function including color vision, contrast sensitivity, glare disability, stereopsis (binocular vision), visual fields, and visual acuity. The components of a comprehensive ophthalmic evaluation and newer diagnostic tests used to assess certain eye disorders will also be discussed. This information will foster an appreciation of the need for appropriate functional vision evaluations for safety-critical workers.
1. Describe the primary elements of functional vision and how these may affect safety at work.
2. Describe the types of clinical tests done for an in-depth function visions evaluation.
3. Describe assessment of vision disorders that may pose safety risks for work.
Earn up to 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and/or ABPM LLSA Credits.
This activity expires April 30, 2022.