By Jule Ann Lieberman, Team Leader

The Vision Loss Resource Team is very excited to share several opportunities to learn more about living well with vision loss through open teleconference calls and conference presentations.

We invite all who are impacted by vision loss or blindness to join us for our first discussion call of 2017. Our topic for discussion on Monday, May 8, 2017 will be how family dynamics can factor into our self-esteem, independence and social interaction among family members. For those of us who acquired vision loss or blindness, those around you often need to accept and understand your changing vision and new techniques you will learn. Please consider joining us on this call to hear how others have coped with family relations and share your experiences. Be on the lookout for more details soon through our listserv and the PCB Announce Line. In the meantime, mark your calendars for Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8 PM.

Spread the word as well about our Vision Loss Resource Symposium that will be held at the 2017 PCB Conference held this October in Pittsburgh. This three-hour lecture and discussion will feature guest speakers from the medical and rehabilitation fields and members like you. Come to gain a better understanding of how different diagnosis can result in differing visual functioning. We hope to answer questions such as: “Why does that person use a white cane or dog when he can still read the newspaper?” or “How can that woman see the dime on the floor but cannot recognize my face? The Vision Loss Resource Team recognizes the value of learning both low vision and non-visual techniques as integral to living well with vision loss. This is your opportunity to learn more about your friends and fellow PCB members while picking up a trick or two for yourself. More details on the event’s program will be forthcoming soon.

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