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Low Vision Clinic Travels to Jonesboro for Living with Low Vision Presentation

Picture of person getting eye examCVI’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:

  • 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

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 ctld1@earthlink.net

For more information on CVI’s Florence Maxwell Low Vision Clinic call 404-875-9011 or log on to www.cviga.org.

Comments

I hope this wonderful community service is well advertised and attended!

Comment by June Morgan Willis; May 25, 2016 7:14pm

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