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Vision Connections

October 6 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Join us for a FREE in-person event to learn more about common vision concerns and ways to make everyday life easier with vision loss.

More than 60,000 people in Southeastern Wisconsin have vision loss that cannot be corrected.  We want you and your loved ones to know that you are not alone.  The key to living successfully with vision loss is learning to accomplish everyday tasks in new and different ways.

Vision Connections will:

  • Connect you with other individuals and families experiencing similar challenges
  • Provide you with life-changing resources, information, and strategies


8:30 am:  Registration

9:00 am:  Beyond the Eye Exam
Dr. Heather Hinson, OD & Lauren Nelson, OTR
Low vision caused by macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other conditions can make many everyday tasks challenging. Hear from our low vision team about what to expect during a low vision evaluation. You will also learn about the training and adaptive products that help with reading, identifying objects, managing medications and more.

10:15 am: Top 5 Reasons to Get a Smart Phone
Cory Ballard, Adult Vision Rehabilitation Services Director & Luke Scriven, Assistive Technology Specialist
Have you been considering a smart phone but not sure if it is right for you? Join us as we discuss the top five reasons why you might consider adding a smart phone to your low vision toolbox.  Learn about built-in accessibility that makes it possible to use a touch screen with a visual impairment, learn about applications that assist with daily tasks, and even learn about an alternative option if you find a smart phone isn’t right for you.

11:30 am: Panel with Low Vision Advocates
Facilitator: Erica Weise, Social Worker
Learn from others who have experienced vision loss and discover how you can put new skills into practice, gain confidence and move forward. Panel facilitator Erica Weise brings years of experience leading small groups and working one-on-one with individuals and families.

Register today with the form below!  

2023 Vision Connections is underwritten by the generosity of the Irving L. Chortek Charitable Fund in Memory of Robert & Jennie Chortek Donor Restricted Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation and the Racine Community Foundation.

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October 6
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Hart Park Senior Center
7300 Chestnut St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53213 United States
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(414) 471-8420
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