Amman- 12 February 2018

In January 2018, The Vision Rehabilitation Center (VRC) at the German Jordanian University (GJU), organized community services included three visits to conduct visual screening; to detect persons with low vision in order to refer them to the center for extensive visual assessment and provide them with visual aids.

The VRC visited Al Hussein Society for the Rehabilitation of Physically Challenged People twice, where 24 children at school age and early intervention age, which is normally below 6 years, received screening and assessment.

Moreover, the VRC team presented the center’s services at Al Azraq refugee camp besides conducting visual screening and evaluation for 24 persons.

On the other hand, VRC offered the first advanced training course in Vision Rehabilitation for a specialist in eye center from Ghana. This course comes after the participant finished successfully the free basic course and then the Intermediate course from his country online, to achieve the participant’s desires in establishing a low vision clinic at his country.

The training course concentrates on identifying the patients’ functional problems by communicating with the patient and learning about his history, comprehensive visual assessments, calculating the needed magnification, provisioning the patient with the needed assistive devices and usage instructions, and the environmental accommodations guidance and recommendations to increase the independence and quality of life for persons with visual impairment.