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Griffin Hospital to Host Low Vision Talk Feb. 21

By Alex Stackpole on 2/6/2018

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 lionslowvisioncenter.org.

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.

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