The Jacksonville chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host a Speaker Series presentation featuring low vision optometrist Dr. Katelyn Jordan Saturday, Oct. 26, at the University of Florida's Charter Auditorium in Jacksonville.
The presentation features Dr. Katelyn Jordan of Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Low Vision Therapy in Riverside. Dr. Jordan will discuss the importance of low vision examinations and how people with low vision can benefit from working with a low vision specialist.
"The low vision examination is an opportunity for a patient and their loved ones to better understand the changes that have taken place with their vision and to learn how their remaining vision can be used to continue to do the activities they value," explained Jordan. "Our goal in low vision is always to help patients continue to be as independent as they want to be."
Attendees will also hear details about the 6th Annual Jacksonville VisionWalk from VIsionWalk chair Megan Mauney. The VisionWalk will be held April 26, 2014, at the University of North Florida.
Networking and check-in for the presentations begins at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and the guest speakers will begin the program at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. The event is at the University of Florida, Charter Auditorium, 580 W. 8th Street, Tower II, Second Floor, located in Jacksonville. Free parking is available in the open lot in front of the towers.
Additional information about retinal diseases, research and coping will be available for attendees affected with macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Usher syndrome, and related retinal conditions. One of 50 volunteer-led Foundation chapters in the U.S., the Jacksonville Chapter provides support and education to affected individuals through events, networking and support group opportunities. People are asked to RSVP with Kensi Mangum at 866-782-7330 or email KMangum@FightBlindness.org by Oct. 23, 2013.
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