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Vision Connections Conference

Vision Connections Conference – the first step to seeing things differently

As part of Vision Forward’s commitment to providing education to the thousands of people living with vision loss in our community, we hosted the 2nd annual Vision Connections Conference at the Medical College of Wisconsin in October.

Special thanks to our conference speakers; keynote speaker, Larry Johnson; Dr. Kimberly Stepien, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Eye Institute; Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Mark Sweet, PhD, Disability Rights Wisconsin; and Vision Forward staff Dr. Heather Hinson, Optometrist; Cory Ballard, Assistive Technology Specialist; Lauren Nelson, OTR, Certified Low Vision Therapist and Allison Yanasak, Service Coordinator. Participants also enjoyed listening to a panel of individuals who shared their stories and insights on living with vision loss.

     “Excellent speakers, great content, I earned a lot!” Conference attendee

     “The conference was enlightening.” Conference attendee

Thanks to our partners at the Medical College of Wisconsin, you can now access the recorded presentations with the following links:

“There is Life after Vision Loss”
Keynote Speaker: Larry Johnson, motivational speaker

“Understanding a Low Vision Evaluation: The Purpose, Process and Positive Outcomes”
Dr. Heather Hinson, Lauren Nelson, OTR, CLVT,Vision Forward Association

“The Power of Technology”
Cory Ballard, Assistive Technology Specialist Vision Forward Association