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Low Vision: Will You Know it When You See it?

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New England College of Optometry

424 Beacon Street

Boston, MA 02115

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Low vision in your elder clients is an unseen condition that has life-altering consequences. Loss of vision for older adults impacts safety, emotional wellbeing, relationships and long-term health. Learn how you can better support elders with vision loss. FriendshipWorks has brought together Boston’s leading visual experts to share practical interventions, resources and treatments that will help the elders you serve regain a meaningful and connected life. There is no cost for this forum, but registration is required.


June 8, 2017

  • Registration 8am-9am
  • Forum 9am-12pm
  • Informal Networking 12pm-1pm

FriendshipWorks' Farsighted Team of experts who are working together to address social isolation for elders with low-vision are:

Ulyena McPherson, Director Greater Boston Region, MA Commission for the Blind

Janet Huettig, Director Social Work, MA Eye and Ear Infirmary

Dr. Cathy Stern, OD

Dan Dougherty, Executive Director, Guardian Healthcare (formerly with the Guild for the Blind)

Dana Kern, FriendshipWorks board member

Dean Denniston, FriendshipWorks board member

Kyle Robidoux, Director Volunteer Services, Mass. Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Dr. Richard Jamara, OD, Professor of Optometry, New England College of Optometry


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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited parking is available at the New England School of Optometry; priority for participants with accessibilty needs. Contact: cwaybright@fw4elders.org

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact: cwaybright@fw4elders.org



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