This presentation is based on Barry Kran's presentation at the ADVISOR workshop. Barry Kran is the Optometric Director at the Perkins School for the Blind. This presentation documents the technology, both high and low tech involved in assisting the examination and diagnosis of low vision patients. It discusses the services provided for children and adults at the Individuals with Disabilities Service as well as some case studies.

"not blindness, but the attitude of the seeing to the blind is the hardest burden to bear" - Helen Keller
"They're retarded, why do they need glasses?" - A unit director at the Dever School during a combined medical staff meeting circa 1992 to determine the need and frequency of eye care for the clients of the facility

The two quotes above indicate the amount of power that those helping people with visual impairment have to improve their lives, or make it more difficult. It is important to be sensitive to their needs and to not demonstrate the ignorance shown in the second quote.