Barbara Brown, CO, Med, is an orthoptist and ophthalmic medical technologist who began her career as an orientation and mobility instructor. She has been dedicated to low vision care since 1976 and has helped to initiate low vision clinics in Augusta, CA; Jacksonville, FL; and several ophthalmology practices around Boston, MA. She has provided low vision care to patients, taught ophthalmology residents and ophthalmic technicians about low vision, and assisted in the development of the low vision section of the JCAHPO(TM) certification examinations. She has seen a tremendous increase of interest in low vision over the past 30 years and hopes that the next generation of ophthalmic and optometric health care providers of any capacity continue to be vitally concerned about the debilitating aspects of low vision and are able to help their patients with compassion and skill. Ms. Brown currently teaches mathematics at a high school in the Boston area. After having several low vision students, she is learning to further appreciate the needs of low vision youth. And after becoming presbyobic herself, she is learning to further appreciate the value of magnification!