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“Living Well with Vision Loss”
Presenter: Rose Visser, Occupational Therapist, Vision Forward.
Rose Visser will provide an overview of the normal changes that happen to vision as we age, such as decreases in visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Common age-related eye diseases such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy will be highlighted.
In addition, Rose will offer a review of some basic symptoms of each disease, their impact on vision, and the importance of being aware of the emotional impact of vision loss. Solutions and strategies for living well with vision loss will also be covered, including safe mobility techniques, glare control, lighting solutions, magnification and more.
As an occupational therapist at Vision Forward for the past 11 years, Rose currently provides training for adults with various levels of vision loss on ways to live safely and independently.
For more information, visit: www.vision-forward.org.
Host: Christian Becker
Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.