SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 18, 2013) — Individuals with low vision and the people who help them with tasks of daily living are invited to the 16th Annual Low Vision Expo, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson.
The event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to see the latest in low vision aids and technology, such as closed-circuit TV, computers, magnifiers, and large number and talking clocks and watches. Sighted volunteers will be available to guide individuals to community vendors offering resources for low vision and senior living.
At 11 a.m., these low vision experts will be available to meet attendees:
• Dr. Stephanie Schiedecke Barbieri of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Vision Rehabilitation Center
• Dr. Sandra Fox, UT Medicine San Antonio optometrist who directs the Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center of Texas at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Medicine is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center.)
• Dr. Nancy Amir of the Santa Rosa Low Vision Clinic
The Low Vision Resource Center, the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, and the Education Service Center, Region 20, will be represented at the expo.
For more information, call (210) 829-4223.
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