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Authors

  1. Hsu, Yu-Pin EdD, MS, OTR/L
  2. Pingale, Vidya PhD, MS, OTR/L

Abstract

This qualitative case study explored the impact of lockdown and social distancing measures used during COVID-19 on the lives of individuals with low vision. A purposive sample of 6 participants with low vision was recruited. Data were collected using in-depth semistructured interviews consisting of 10 open-ended questions. A thematic analysis was conducted to understand the unified subjective experiences of the participants. The analysis revealed 4 themes: (1) Changes, a lot of them; (2) Emotional roller coaster; (3) Life goes on; and (4) Technology as the catalyst. Participants demonstrated ongoing adaptation to meet the changing demands imposed by the pandemic.