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Saturday, September 21, 2019 — 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT

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A study conducted by the Canadian Council for the Blind found that loss of vision is the disability that Canadians fear the most and more than 25% of Canadians have a friend or family member with significant vision loss.

But vision loss doesn’t have to lead to loss of independence.

Join us on Saturday, September 21 for Overcoming Vision Loss, an informative and uplifting event for people with visual impairments and their family, friends and caregivers.

You’ll discover new ways to improve your quality of life and maximize your independence as you:

  • Learn more about AMD, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and stroke from School of Optometry & Vision Science experts.
  • Discover low vision rehabilitation and assistive technology that may help to enhance your vision and improve your quality of life.
  • Get practical tips, advice and resource information from our patient panel.
  • See what your optometrist sees as you “explore” the eye in our virtual reality lab.

Overcoming Vision Loss takes place at the School of Optometry & Vision Science. Free parking is available behind the School in Lot X. Limited accessible parking is available outside the clinic entrance at 200 Columbia Street West. This event features auditorium seating. Please call 519-888-4567, ext. 36282 if you require accessible seating. 

You can also register by phone at 519-888-4567 ext. 36282

Event Schedule

8:00 – 8:25 a.m.                     
Registration and coffee/tea

8:30 – 8:50 a.m.         
Welcome, CSE Roots and Future Directions – Room 347
Dr. Graham Strong (CSE Roots) and Dr. Stan Woo

8:50 – 9:20 a.m.         
Eye Structure and Function – Room 347
Dr. Tammy Labreche

9:25 – 10:05 a.m.  and 10:25 – 11:05 a.m.  
Eye Talk 1: AMD  Room 347
Dr. Tammy Labreche

Eye Talk 2: Diabetic Retinopathy  Room 347
Dr. Natalie Hutchings

Eye Talk 3: Glaucoma  Room 350
Dr. Lisa Prokopich

Eye Talk 4: Stroke  Room 350
Dr. Sue Leat

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Reality Lab Session

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Sight Simulator Booth

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
CSE Booth

10:05 – 10:20 a.m.
Break – Student Commons, 1st Floor
Enjoy refreshments and enter your name in our draws

11:10 – 11:35 a.m.
Low Vision Rehabilitation – Room 347
Dr. Shamrozé Khan

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
From the Other Side (Patient Panel) – Room 347
Lindsay Rennie, Scott Gibson, Bruce Swift, Ida Fisher

12:15 – 12:25 p.m.
Draws
You must be present to win

Cost 
Free
Location 
OPT - Optometry Building

200 Columbia Street West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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