Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together

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Feb 22

The Low Vision Skills: Putting It All Together 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 six-session course geared towards learning about their changes in vision and practical ways to maximize safe and independent living skills. The course is divided into six lessons over three weeks: a 2.5-hour introductory lesson with a Low Vision Optometrist, Social Worker, and two Certified Low Vision Therapists, followed by five, 2.5-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 six-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:

Week 1:
Monday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 24 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 2:
Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 3 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Week 3:
Monday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 10 – 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This course is free for adults 55 and over living in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity. However, there is a $40.00 materials fee. For those adults living outside the noted counties, the course is $150.00, plus $40.00 materials fee.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 1 to be able to receive class materials in time for the first class on Monday, February 22. To register please contact Debbie Bacon at 415-694-7357 or Low Vision Therapist, Gina di Grazia at gdigrazia@lighthouse-sf.org The class is limited to ten students.

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