Low Vision Clinics/Evaluations
A team approach to low vision evaluations is used that includes the student, a licensed Optometrist, Educational Program Specialists, the student's TVI, and family members. Specialized magnifiers, telescopes, and protective sunglasses are prescribed on an individual basis and are provided at no charge.
VI Assistive Technology Assessments
The Smokey Powell Center's Educational Program Specialists provide AT assessments at the student's school or remotely to determine the appropriate vision-specific technology solutions for each student. This is done with input from the student's educational team.
The center's loan program enables the student to immediately begin using the recommended equipment on a trial basis. This ensures that the LEA does not purchase expensive equipment before it can be demonstrated that it is, in fact, beneficial to the student.
- The Outreach Educational Program Specialists from the Smokey Powell provide virtual and onsite support.
- Professional learning classes are offered virtually and on-site, for TVI's & COMS to address the unique educational needs of students who are visually impaired.