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Insight: A Low Vision Expo 2013

 Insight: A Low Vision Expo 2013

by Claire Tadych, Guest Blogger

KING5.com

Posted on March 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Did you know that Impressionist Claude Monet struggled with cataracts in his later years?

As inspiring as his bright paintings, Monet’s story of low vision rehabilitation will be featured at SightConnection’s fourth annual Insight: A Low Vision Expo. 

On Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center, our keynote speaker Dr. Imran A. Khan will present “Splashes of Light: The Impact of Visual Impairment on Monet’s Artwork.” Dr. Khan, who works as an international eye-care humanitarian, will explore what we can learn today from Monet’s altered reality and functional adaptation. 

SightConnection is a non-profit organization promoting the well-being of community members whose lives are changedby vision loss. We provide low vision individuals with mobility and environmental training, the latest assistive devices, emotional support and health resources, and the leading low vision clinic in the Puget Sound Area. Insight is part of our community education outreach that annually reaches thousands of individuals at-risk for or effected by low vision.  

Insight also hosts an all-day assistive technology learning lab with devices designed to overcome low vision impairments when accomplishing tasks of everyday living. Other Expo activities include informative topic break-out discussions, Q & A with eye doctors and a vendor fair.

Entry fee is $20 by May 31st or $25 at the door; entry includes a box lunch. 

Register by calling toll free at (800) 458-4888; e-mail: events@sightconnection.org; or online at www.sightconnection.org.


 

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