Chief of Low Vision Services
School of Optometry
UC Berkeley School of Optometry
200 Minor Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Chief Mentor for the Ian L. Bailey Low Vision Residency
Fundamentals of the optometric examination. Case history, visual acuities, objective and subjective methods of determining refractive status. Basic examination of anterior ocular structures and the ocular fundus; perimetry.
Classification and epidemiology of refractive errors, evaluation of accommodative and binocular status. Tonometry, advanced techniques of examining the posterior pole, evaluation of visual pathway function.
Modification of the exam sequence for specific patient needs; evaluation and management of tear film disorders; analysis of vision with cataract; patient management and professional communications; legal and ethical issues; managed care and optometry.
Examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and management of patients in Low Vision and Primary Care Clinics.
Low vision care and rehabilitation for the partially sighted; prescribing telescope systems, near vision magnifiers, devices to compensate for peripheral vision loss, and custom-designed optical systems; electronic magnification systems and computer hardware and software solutions; information and referral, counseling, support group programs, educational evaluation, and mobility evaluation. See Low Vision Residency.
San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Examination, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and management of patients in a Low Vision Clinic.
Berkeley Optometry Admission Committee
Chiefs of Clinical Instruction Committee
Scholarship and Awards Committee
ASCO Low Vision Educators Special Interest Group
Alternative methods of evaluating and measuring visual function in low vision patients
Chu MA, et al. Measurement of Contrast Sensitivity in Populations with Severe Visual Impairment [abstract]. In: Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2010 Nov 17-20; San Francisco, CA. Abstract nr 105848.
Bailey IL, Chu MA, et al. Measuring Visual Acuity in Populations with Severe Visual Impairment [abstract]. In: Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry; 2010 Nov 17-20; San Francisco, CA. Abstract nr 100949.
Bailey IL, Chu MA, et al. Functional Vision and Clinical Tests [abstract]. In: The 10th International Conference on Low Vision; 2011 Feb 20-24; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“Updates on: California Driving Vision Requirement, New Low Vision Aids, Insurance Billing, and Rehabilitative Services in Northern California” First Northern California Optometric Association Low Vision Rehabilitation Section Meeting with San Francisco Optometric Society.
“Low Vision Evaluations, Insurance Coverage, and Review of Devices,” Frances Neer Visually Impaired Persons Forum at the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind.
“Prescribing Low Vision Devices,” San Francisco State University. Graduate course for teachers of visually impaired. Lecture covers basic ophthalmic optics, low vision optical devices, and electronic devices.
“Be Informed: Making Choices to Move Forward,” San Francisco LightHouse. Topics include discussion of low vision evaluations, recent research in macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy.
“Education and Treatment of Common Eye Diseases,” Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by Center for Independent Living. Focus on cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and discussion of health/nutritional supplements for ocular conditions.
“Learn How to Maximize Your Eye Examination,” Berkeley Senior Center. Sponsored by the Center for Independent Living. Round table discussion on how to prepare for an eye evaluation: questions to ask doctors, what to expect during the exam.
“Geriatric Eye Care on the Go: Providing Care in Nontraditional Settings,” 2012 American Academy of Optometry conference. Overview of eye conditions affecting older population based on large population based studies, and case based examples of geriatric and low vision optometric care in private residence, assisted living and nursing facilities with emphasis on alternative techniques, coding and billing.
“Pediatric Low Vision Evaluations and Rehabilitation Services,” The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute Colloquia.
“Low Vision Conditions, Evaluations, and Services,” Enchanted Hills Camp (SF LightHouse), sponsored by Helen Keller National Center for Deaf Blind Youth and Adults.