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Vision Connections

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Vision Connections 2018 – the first step to seeing things differently

Join us for a FREE half-day event in Kenosha to learn about practical strategies for adjusting to vision loss.

Friday, October 5, 2018 • 12:30 – 4:30 pm
enosha Public Museum
5500 1st Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140

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

Sessions will focus on low vision services, assistive technology and the latest information on Macular Degeneration.

12:30 pm  Registration, Time with Exhibitors

12:45 pm  Welcome
Erica Weise Social Worker, Vision Forward Association

1:00 pm  Life Made Easier with the Amazon Echo
Cory Ballard Assistive Technology Specialist, Vision Forward Association
Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, has been designed to make your life easier. Learn how this simple to use device can give you news updates, recipes, keep track of appointments and so much more. This session is designed for those interested in learning the basics of the Amazon Echo and for those already using this powerful device.

2:10 pm   Beyond the Eye Exam
Heather Hinson Optometrist, Vision Forward Association
Lauren Nelson Certified Low Vision Occupational Therapist, Vision Forward Association
A diagnosis of vision loss does not mean there is nothing more that can be done. Learn from Vision Forward’s outstanding low vision team how to maximize your remaining vision through magnification, task lighting, contrast enhancement and glare control. With the right tools and strategies, you can find new ways to do the things you enjoy!

3:15 pm  Age Related Macular Degeneration: The Past, Present and Future
Dr. Dan Kim Ophthalmologist, Retina & Vitreous Consultants of Wisconsin
Dr. Kim will cover the pathophysiology, genetics and risk factors of Age Related Macular Degeneration and how they play important roles in both research and treatment. He will discuss current clinical therapy, recommended vitamins and how ongoing research in genetics and biologics will continue to lead the way for new treatments, to help patients affected by AMD.

4:15 pm  Closing Remarks
Terri Davis Executive Director, Vision Forward Association

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Erica Weise, (414) 615-0163 or

Vision Connections 2018 is underwritten by the generosity of the Irving L. Chortek Estate.

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

“The conference was enlightening.” Conference attendee