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Age-Related Vision Challenges Explored at May 7 Blindness Awareness Day

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation
Services of Pittsburgh

CENTRAL OFFICE
1800 West Street
Homestead, PA 15120

412-368-4400
800-706-5050
TDD: 412-368-4095
Fax: 412-368-4090
www.BlindVR.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Age-related vision problems—such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma—and the latest treatments available will be the focus of Blindness Awareness Day Saturday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Radisson Hotel, 101 Radisson Drive, Green Tree. The event is free, parking is free, and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in the East Ballroom. Seniors, their families and those with vision problems are invited. For more information, contact Debra Meyer at Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, 412-368-4400 ext. 2287, or dmeyer@pghvis.org.

Ophthalmology specialists will discuss eye diseases, their respective symptoms and treatments that are available. Dr. Louis A. Lobes, Jr., will give a presentation on “Macular Degeneration,” and Dr. Marshall Stafford will discuss “Cataracts and Glaucoma.” The doctors will answer questions from the audience. The event also includes demonstrations of low-vision aids aimed at helping those who are losing their vision.

Blindness Awareness Day is made possible by the state Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services and the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind with funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh is presenting the event.

MORE ABOUT BVRS
Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh, a 100-year-old private nonprofit, has been a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind and visually impaired. We believe in independence through rehabilitation. Our goal is to reduce the limitations that may result from vision loss.

We offer comprehensive and personalized computer instruction, employment and vocational services, personal adjustment to blindness training, independence skill building, in-home instruction, and low vision programs for persons with vision loss. BVRS, formerly known as Pittsburgh Vision Services of Oakland and Bridgeville, is a United Way agency recipient of the Award for Excellence in Health and Human Services, and is accredited by The National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving People with Blindness or Vision Impairments (NAC).

Contact:
Debra Meyer
dmeyer@pghvis.org
412-368-4400, ext. 2287