Orli Weisser-Pike is the Assistant Director of the Low Vision Service at the Hamilton Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Alongside her clinical appointment, she instructs ophthalmology residents and occupational therapy students. Ms. Pike currently serves on AOTA’s Low Vision Specialty Certification panel as a reviewer for applicants seeking the SCLV; she previously served on the same panel to develop certification requirements for OT practitioners in low vision rehabilitation. Additionally, she serves on the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) Low Vision Certification Committee and was a previous member of ACVREP’s item development committee for the new certification examination in low vision therapy.
In 2004 she became the first Certified Low Vision Therapist (CLVT) in the greater Memphis area and was the first occupational therapist (OT) in the region to achieve specialty certification in low vision (SCLV) from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in 2006. To date, she is one of fourteen OTs nationally to achieve SCLV since its inception.
She is an instructor on low vision rehabilitation for national and international audiences and is co-owner of a business specializing in training of rehabilitation professionals in low vision rehabilitation. Ms. Pike is deeply committed to the advancement of low vision rehabilitation through the professions of occupational therapy, low vision therapy, and ophthalmology and is devoted to a full-time career in low vision rehabilitation.
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