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Travel Cost Savings and Practicality for Low-Vision Telerehabilitation.

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Summary of "Travel Cost Savings and Practicality for Low-Vision Telerehabilitation."

Veterans with low vision who live in rural communities have limited access to low-vision rehabilitation services, unless they are able to travel several miles to a specialty low-vision clinic. A low-vision optometry telerehabilitation evaluation is a thorough assessment of patient's functional vision. Following each low-vision optometry telerehabilitation evaluation is a low-vision telerehabilitation initial assessment with a blind rehabilitation therapist. Our objective was to estimate the acceptance and practicality of low-vision telerehabilitation and investigate the travel cost and time savings.

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Name: Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association
ISSN: 1556-3669
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