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

Client reading letters at a low vision evaluationCVI’s Florence Maxwell Low Vision Clinic has been hitting the road and traveling around the state of Georgia conducting Living with Low Vision presentations. This month’s stop is in Macon. On Monday, May 11th CVI staff members will be at the Vineville United Methodist Church . 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

Client and staff member practicing orientation and mobilityCVI 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 Macon:

Where: Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Avenue, Macon, Georgia, 31204

When: Monday, May 11, 2015

Time: 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Or 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Diane Lumpkin 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.

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