SIGHT SPECIALISTS TO SHED LIGHT ON VISION
LOSS AT UH CONFERENCE
More than 6.4 million older Americans live with vision loss and
experience problems when performing everyday tasks, such as reading
The University of Houston’s College of Optometry and Prevent
Blindness Texas are teaming up to present a one-day conference focusing
on vision problems associated with aging.
Held at the Hilton UH Hotel from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Saturday,
June 16, the Texas Multidisciplinary Low Vision Symposium is free
to the public, but space is available on a first-come, first-served
basis. Registration is encouraged by phone at 713-526-2559, or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Continuum of Care,” the theme for the symposium,
will cover problems ranging from macular degeneration, which is
the leading cause of vision loss in Americans aged 65 and older,
cataracts solutions and tips for improving daily life.
“There are some really small things that can make a tremendous
difference,” said Dr. Lylas G. Mogk, the keynote speaker for
the symposium. “You need to have good light for anything you
want to do, not just reading. You need contrast. If you’re
chopping onions, do it on a black cutting board, and if you’re
chopping meat, do it on a white cutting board. You need to cut the
glare. Use sunglasses with yellow, orange and amber tones to cut
the glare without cutting the light.”
The symposium will offer seminars with introductory information
for the public and more detailed information for professionals.
Featured speakers include industry heavyweights Mogk, also a practicing
ophthalmologist, author and chair of Academy of Ophthalmology’s
Low Vision Rehabilitation Committee, and Greg Goodrich, supervisory
researcher with the Veterans Administration, author and principle
investigator on numerous vision rehabilitation projects.
For more information on Prevent Blindness Texas, visit www.preventblindness.org/TX/.
For more information on the UH College of Optometry, visit www.opt.uh.edu.
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