Eye Opening Symposium: Low Vision to No Vision
The Blind Services Coalition of Kentucky (BSCK) invites you to attend the first Eye Opening Symposium: Low Vision to No Vision. This event will be held at the Tates Creek Ballroom (1400 Gainesway Drive in Lexington) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 9:30am - 2pm.
The EOS will include an exciting program of information on topics that are important for professionals and consumers. CEUs and CRCCs will be available for this event. There will be presentations on the latest advances in treatment, along with the types of functional interventions that are available to assist individuals challenged by sight loss. BCB Executive Director, Theresa Thomas, will be part of a panel representing various community resource organizations, each of which will provide information on the types of resources that their organizations have available.
This promises to be an amazing event, so make sure to register soon! Lunch is provided and registration can be found under the Events tab on the BCB website here: EOS Registration
. Pre-registration is recommended.
EOS is free thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Retina Associates of Kentucky.
Overview of Eye Health including presentations by Dr. John W. Kitchens of Retina Associates of Kentucky on the latest advances in treatment options, and by Dr. Justin Macklin, VA Resident Optometrist at Lexington VAMC on the purpose and content of a low-vision optometry exam.
Functional Interventions including, Orientation and Mobility, Assistive Technology, Independent Living Skills and Special Education.
Lunch and Exhibits
Resources in the Community: Independence Place, Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Radio Eye, Visually Impaired Preschool Services, and VA Medical Center.
Quality of Life: BCB Board Chairman Ty Thompson, a well known golfer who is blind, Marlana VanHoose a young lady with multiple disabilities who sings in perfect pitch, and Matt Bradford a Veteran who is part of the Wounded Warrior Program.