Center for Retina and Macular Disease is sponsoring the Low Vision Support Group from September through December. The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30PM in the Winter Haven office. Each month a new topic will be presented by leading experts in the field of low vision care. Patients, family members and care givers are invited to attend.
The meeting schedule is listed below with the topics.
|September 5||3:30-4:30PM||Helping Others Understand – Ways to increase understanding of visual impairment by family members, friends and care givers.
Presented by International MD Support Director Dan Roberts via Distance Learning with moderator Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE.
|3:30-4:30PM||Self-monitoring Your Vision – Discussion of the importance of self-monitoring between exams, including descriptions of available home tests. Guest presenter: Mark Roser of KeepSight Testing and Monitoring Solutions. This is an International MD Support Group Distance Learning Presentation with moderator Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE.|
|November 7||3:30-4:30PM||Can Low Vision Rehabilitation Help? Low vision therapist Leslie Burkhardt discusses how Low Vision Rehabilitation provides education about vision loss, and hot it helps to assess, regain and re-prioritize function limited by vision loss. An International MD Support Group Distance Learning Presentation with moderator Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE.|
|December 5||3:30-4:30PM||Looking Past Limits – Motivational speech by low vision activist Caroline Casey (Founding CEO, Aisling Foundation). An International MD Support Group Distance Learning Presentation with moderator Yolanda Cate, MS, OTR/L, CDE.|
To reserve your seat, please leave a message at 863.297.5400, ext. 2020.