This course is composed of essential topics recommended for all participants who are new to low vision.
Adults 55 and over are invited to participate in a four-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical means to maximize safe and independent living skills. The course is divided into four lessons over two weeks: a 2-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by three, 2-hour lessons which will include practical skills taught by the Certified Low Vision Therapists.
It is a comprehensive skills training distance course introducing participants to foundational low vision concepts, skills, and current technologies for maximizing safe and independent daily living skills. After the four-session course, participants can expect to feel more confident in using their vision and making changes in their environment for independent daily living skills. Thereafter, participants can be eligible for individualized Low Vision Therapy lessons.
The classes will be taught via Zoom Video Conferencing (preferred) or phone at the following dates and times:
Monday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 21 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Monday, October 26 and Wednesday, October 28 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
There are no costs associated with this course for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is $150.00, plus materials.
To register by Thursday, October 1, 2020, please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at firstname.lastname@example.org. The class is limited to ten students.