This year’s annual Vision Fair will again offer those with vision concerns an opportunity to try the newest items for low vision and is sponsored in part by the Avon Lions Club,
Vision Fair 2012 is Friday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at in Avon Lake. This year’s event features educational seminars and mini-workshops as well as a wide array of products, services and resources for people with vision disabilities. The event is free and open to all ages.
The highlight of Vision Fair is always the displays of the newest low vision aids and assistive technologies. This year, attendees will have an opportunity to try recently introduced versions of electronic and handheld magnification units, CCTV mini and desktop magnification units, talking household items, computer software, precision quality lighted magnifiers, large print items, sunglasses and more.
“People who have vision impairments do not often have the opportunity to compare a wide variety of aids and products. Vision Fair 2012 is a once-a-year chance to talk to the experts, try all the products, and comparison shop for the low vision aids that best suits their needs,” Deborah Kogler of Magnifiers and More, said. “Our goal is to improve the lives of people with vision impairments.”
Admission and parking to the Independence Village (345 Lear Rd. in Avon Lake) are free.
Participating in the event will be: Avon Lions Club, Lakeland Eye/Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Home Instead Senior Care, Cleveland Sight Center, LEAP, Macula Vision Research Foundation, National Federation of the Blind, Retina Associates of Cleveland, Healthy Independence, Homewatch Caregivers, Infinity Home Care, NPL Home Care, Verizon Wireless of Avon Lake.
This year’s schedule of workshops and seminars includes:
- 10:15 a.m. Uses of cell phones/iphone for the vision impaired.
- 11:15 a.m. Eye Didn’t Know That! ~ A Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Corrie Weitzel, low vision specialist, Debbie Kogler, LDO, Kim DuBois, COT, andMelissa Hernandez, LEAP
- 12:30 a.m. LEAP ~ A state government funded program to keep people with vision impairment as independent as possible.
For more information, please contact Gary L. Clawson at 440-933-8486 or email email@example.com.