Welcome to the Wittich Vision Impairment Research Lab

Our work includes all aspects of low vision research, creating an interdisciplinary environment in which we can answer complex and multi-layered questions that are relevant to the rehabilitation of individuals with visual impairment.

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About

There is a specific focus on the effect of co-morbidities, such as hearing impairment or cognitive impairment. The goal of including multiple impairments in our research is to be able to make our results as generalizable as possible to the life and daily challenges of persons with sensory loss, their care providers, and the service providers that work with them.

Walter Wittich, Ph.D., FAAO, CLVT

Assistant Professor,
École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal

  • Resident Researcher, CRIR – MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre of West-Central Montreal Health
  • Resident Researcher, CRIR – Institut Nazareth et Louis-Braille du CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia University
  • Chair, Research Network of Deafblind International
  • Assistant Director, Visual Impairment and Rehabilitation Axis of the Vision Health Research Network