Living With Low Vision

Picture of a magnifier over lettersA special no-cost program presented by the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI). This program is for:

  • Individuals experiencing vision loss including difficulty reading mail and medication labels, using a computer or walking safely.
  • Family members and caregivers
  • Healthcare and social service providers
  • Staff at senior centers and retirement communities

WHERE: First Baptist Church, 148 Church Street, Jonesboro, Georgia, 30236

WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

TIME: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. OR 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Contact: Diane Lumpkin at 704-236-7444 or ctld1@earthlink.net

Living With Low Vision is a two-part, no-cost program including:

Vision 101-This presentation will feature an overview of vision loss, a discussion of adaptive techniques and devices, and a demonstration of Orientation and Mobility techniques for safe travel, inside and outside the home. A social worker will be present to meet with individuals. Featured optical devices from CVI's VisAbility Store will be available for hands-on-trials and purchase.

Low Vision Clinic-An optometrist who is a low vision specialist will perform a thorough low vision exam. A low vision specialist will conduct an evaluation of all aspects of daily living activities, an assessment to determine if optical aids would be beneficial, and training on devices. Orientation and Mobility training and information about community services will be provided.

To download the flyer about this specific event in Jonesboro, click here.

To download a brochure describing this program click here.

CVI is grateful to Georgia's Drive For Sight program which awarded us a grant to fund this life-changing work. The Georgia "Drive for Sight" Program is based on voluntary donations. Georgia drivers may choose to donate one dollar at the time of their initial or renewal application for motor vehicle drivers' licenses.