CVI’s Florence Maxwell Low Vision Clinic is hitting the road again this year and traveling around the state of Georgia conducting Living with Low Vision presentations. This time they are stopping in Jonesboro. On Wednesday, June 1st CVI staff members will be at the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Living with Low Vision is a two-part, no-cost program. The first part includes Vision 101; featuring 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. For the second part of the presentation, 5 low vision candidates will be selected for the low vision clinic component. 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
This entire presentation is for:
CVI is able to host this life-changing presentation through a grant from Georgia’s Drive for Sight program. This 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.
Here is additional information on the Living with Vision Presentation in Jonesboro:
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Jonesboro
Recreation Outreach Center
148 Church Street
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
TIME: 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
CONTACT: Diane Lumpkin, Low Vision Coordinator, at 704-236-7444 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on CVI’s Florence Maxwell Low Vision Clinic call 404-875-9011 or log on to www.cviga.org.