Envision University

Helping providers close practice gaps.

We created Envision University to provide continuing education for low vision rehabilitation professionals, establishing best practices to ensure continued research and clinical care for individuals who are blind or visually impaired.

Why the urgency for professional education? Almost 14 million Americans are estimated to suffer from some form of visual impairment, keeping it within the top ten most prevalent causes of disability in the United States. Current estimates by the National Eye Institute state that, of the 14 million, there are at least 3.5 – 5 million Americans who have life-altering low vision and more than 1 million of these are legally blind.  As the population ages, the number of people with vision impairments that significantly impact their quality of life grows. We must better equip medical professionals with the knowledge and resources they need to treat patients with declining vision.

Let’s not forget that vision loss or blindness can originate from injury or trauma, congenital or genetic origin, or disease. Visual impairment can occur before birth, in childhood or even adulthood. Virtually every medical professional will come into contact with a patient with low vision. These professionals deserve the most up-to-date information and education available to make the best clinical decisions for their patients. We fill that educational gap.

Continuing education that counts

Professionals can earn continuing education credits through live events and online education, 
Continuing education accrediting agencies:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), through the joint sponsorship of the University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Education 
  • Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP)American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
  • Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE), Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO)
  • American Optometric Association Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC)
  • Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)
  • The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Envision University is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider. (The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.)

Individual offerings may provide CE hours from Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP), American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

Please refer to the individual continuing education notes for each offering.

For more information on Envision University and its educational opportunities and events, please visit www.EnvisionUniversity.org. You can also call 316-440-1515 or email Info@envisionuniversity.org.