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The KanLovKids Project offers Low Vision Collaborative Clinics (LVCC) and Low Vision Collaborative Clinics + (LVCC+) to children from ages birth through 21 who reside in Kansas. These clinics offer a functional and multidisciplinary approach. Parents, teachers, and therapists, are encouraged to attend and bring questions. All services are supplementary to the child/student's primary eye care provided by their local ophthalmologist or optometrist and it is important that you continue to keep regularly scheduled appointments with the them. 
Both clinics take 60-75 minutes and  will address the following:
• your child's eye condition
• how your child's eye condition affects his/her functioning

• what your child can see at near

• what your child can see in the distance

• expectations for what your child may be able to do with his/ her vision

 
There are 7 low vision optometrists and 2 low vision ophthalmologists, located in 11 locations throughout the state, that provide evaluations at the clinics (see doctor biographies).  

The Low Vision Collaboration Clinics evaluate students that have the ability to read an eye chart (with letters, numbers, or pictures). Recommendations for adaptations to curriculum and environments, and/or low vision devices to access information in the school, home, and community are provided. Additional assessments may also be recommended.
The Low Vision Collaboration Clinics+ evaluate infants, toddlers, and school-aged children with alternative language and complex learning needs. Many of these children/students are diagnosed with visual processing difficulties. Recommendations for adaptations to concept skill development, curriculum, environments, object and body positioning, and/or low vision devices to access information in the school, home, and community are provided. Additional assessments may also be recommended.have.have.vision.


KanLovKids often prescribes optical devices and the child/student's Teacher of Students Who Have a Visual Impairment (TSVI) and/or Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) provide the training after the devices are purchased.  Kansas has a state contract so that school districts can purchase some devices at a considerable discount.

View the video below (produced by Lions Club International) to see a description of the low vision process, the goals of the evaluation, and how it helps improve the lives of children who are visually impaired through-out  the state of Kansas.




Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) - Anchor Organization