Strategies for Overcoming Sight Loss Symposium

PCB’s Vision Loss Resource Team will host an information-packed symposium designed to provide guidance on understanding the implications of sight loss and how to regain self-confidence, independence and an active life.

All are welcome to join us on Friday, October 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 500 Mansfield Ave. Pittsburgh, PA.

Walk-in registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., or we encourage pre-registration by visiting: EventBrite http://bit.ly/2vxfKPx . The event is FREE; however, you may wish to sign up for a box lunch at your own expense when you arrive.

In brief, here are the main topics and speakers.

• How we see and understanding common conditions that lead to vision loss in terms that are meaningful to us. Dr. Paul Freeman, Keystone Blind Association.

• Tackling daily life, school, and work with traditional and innovative ways to meet everyday life goals. Panelists: Jenn Lilly, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, Keystone Blind Association; Miguel Reyes, Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh; Rich Fischer, Retired District Manager, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, Pittsburgh; Jule Ann Lieberman, Low Vision Therapist and Assistive Technology Professional, Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology; PCB peers with sight loss.

• Get moving with confidence. Safety tips for home, orientation, mobility and travel. Miguel Reyes, Jenn Lilly, Jule Ann Lieberman, Rich Fischer.

There will be time for questions and comments from the audience. Hand-outs and vision loss resources will be provided.

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