Low Vision Seminar Series: Living with Vision Loss

Join Bob McGillivray, Certified Low Vision Therapist and Director of Low Vision Services, for a series of FREE seminars on devices, techniques and best practices for those struggling with new vision loss as well as those with existing low vision. Bob began his career as a Research Engineer at the Carroll Center in 1970 working on research projects involving the first generation CCTV video magnifiers and night vision devices. Today, Bob oversees and delivers low vision assessments, demonstrations and trainings to school-aged students, seniors and employees.

All seminars are held at The Carroll Center for the Blind, located at 770 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.

  • Low Vision Lab: All Access Pass
    You’ve been curious about what really happens inside the Low Vision Lab. As part of the Carroll Low Vision Store’s Holiday Shopping Spree and Open House, we’re opening the doors to the Low Vision Lab to give you unprecedented access to the latest devices and techniques to get you back to doing what you love most. Get your hands on exciting new low vision assistive technology devices, discover the variety of audible and talking gadgets that exist and test out different CCTV’s as part of the all access pass to the Low Vision Lab.

When:  December 1st, 2018

From:  1:00pm to 3:00pm

  • The Mysteries (and Frustrations) of Macular Degeneration
    Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans – more than cataracts and glaucoma combined. In this seminar, we’ll focus on how macular degeneration affects your daily living tasks, the common frustrations that arise, and what can be done to best help living with the low vision and vision loss.

When:  January 25th, 2019

From:  1:00pm to 2:30pm

  • New Low Vision Wearables: Reviewing the Latest in Wearable Technology

The wearable technology market is teeming with cutting-edge assistive devices that have seamlessly become part of daily life. Some devices fit atop the frames of an ordinary pair of glasses, others utilize augmented reality (AR). In this seminar, we’ll go over some of the hottest low vision wearable gadgets on the market right now that can improve your activities of daily living.

When:  February 22nd, 2019

From:  1:00pm to 2:30pm

RSVP to attend by contacting: Maureen Foley at (617) 969-6200 Ext. 225; maureen.foley@carroll.org