Living Life with Low Vision: Oak Point (Presentation)
Did you know that over 25% of Americans over the age of 75 have some form of vision impairment and that over the age of 85, one out of three of persons are suffering from low vision? Changes in vision are a natural part of aging. But for some individuals, these changes are more serious than simply needing reading glasses. From cataracts to glaucoma to diabetic retinopathy, many seniors live with serious vision impairments. This presentation provides an overview of common causes of vision loss and introduces the resources available to individuals to live life to the fullest, including ways to address the physical environment that can help make it easier to manage safely and comfortably.
To help our community understand vision loss and what can be done please join us for a presentation by Dr. Alexis Malkin, OD, FAAO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry at New England College of Optometry and Robert McGillivray, Low Vision Specialist at The Carroll Center for the Blind.
About the Presenters:
- Dr. Malkin is a residency and fellowship trained optometrist on faculty at New England College of Optometry. She has been working in the field for over 10 years helping patients maximize their remaining vision and improve their quality of life.
- Robert McGillivray, Carroll Center for the Blind certified Low Vision Therapist, has been helping those with vision impairment find the best low vision solutions for over 40 years.
When: Friday, March 15, 2019
From: 1:30 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Where: Oak Point