Griffin Hospital and Lions Club of Fairfield and New Haven Counties will host an open house for the new Lions Low Vision Center at Griffin Hospital Rehabilitation
Services on Fri., April 1 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Hewitt Ambulatory Pavilion, 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby.
The Low Vision Center assists individuals whose degree of vision loss can no longer be corrected by eye glasses, medicine or surgery. Occupational therapists at the Center evaluate an individual’s degree of vision loss and make recommendations for vision aids and devices that are provided at no charge. Funding for the aids and devices are donated by the more than 50 local Lions Clubs in Fairfield and New Haven Counties.
The open house will feature a short program by Dr. Joseph Sokol, of Connecticut Eye Specialists in Shelton, Griffin Hospital occupational therapists, and Lions Club members. There will be demonstrations of the adaptive equipment and time to speak with low vision experts.
Light refreshments will be served.
Common disorders that cause low vision include macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. Symptoms of low vision are reduced reading vision, and deterioration in peripheral and color vision, and in the ability to adjust to changes in levels of light, contrast or glare.
“We are both excited and proud to join with the Lions Clubs of Connecticut for such a worthy cause,” said Myra Odenwaelder, DPT, director of Griffin Hospital's Rehabilitation Services Department. “Low vision affects so many people in our community, state, and country, and we are happy to provide our expertise in helping people be able to see better and improve their quality of life.”
Please RSVP to the open house at 203-732-7445 by March 28.
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 lionslowvisioncenters.org