The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host “Taking a Look
at Low Vision,” a free talk about Low Vision, its causes and therapy options on
Wed., Feb. 21 from 11 a.m.-noon.
Low Vision is a chronic medical
condition affecting one in six adults over 45 years of age in which an
individual has a degree of vision loss that can no longer be corrected by eye
glasses, medicine or surgery. Individuals with low vision are not blind;
however, they often have difficulty using their remaining vision efficiently
and effectively enough to complete needed activities.
Leslie Prescott, MS, OTR/L, Griffin
Hospital Occupational Therapist Specializing in Low Vision Rehabilitation, will
explain Low Vision and its causes, discuss rehabilitation options, and provide
information about Griffin Hospital’s Lions Low Vision Center, which provides free
adaptive equipment and devices.
This program is part of a series of
free, educational forums hosted by the Community Health Resource Center in an
effort to help improve the health of the community. To register or for more
information, call Kerry or Deborah at 203-732-7399.
For more information about the
Lions Low Vision Center at Griffin Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services
Department, call 203-732-7445 or visit griffinhealth.org or
The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital is a traditional library that provides an array of
medical and health information, including a large collection of easy to read
health and lifestyle related materials. The Center is open to the public to
educate themselves on ways to enhance their well-being, prevent illness and
play an active role in decisions about their health.