Stacy Pommer, LMSW, Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator, VANYHHS
Friday, August 31, 2012
Anyone interested in the challenges of vision problems and leading a productive life is invited to a free online meeting titled, "Going Blind and Going Forward."
Stacy Pommer, LMSW, Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator, VANYHHS, (Manhattan Campus) encourages anyone interested in the challenges vision problems and leading a productive life to register for a free online meeting titled, “ Going Blind and Going Forward.”
Registered participants will have access to the online event on Wednesday, September 5 at 2PM.Meeting Description:
The National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) of the National Eye Institute (NEI) invites you to participate in a free webinar moderated by Rosemary Janiszewski, of NEI, featuring Joseph Lovett, director of the film, Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss; Julie Gaynin, Outreach Coordinator for Going Blind and Going Forward; George Theriault, President of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind; and Stacy Pommer, Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator at the Veterans Health Administration, New York Harbor Healthcare System.
Participants will discuss how to use Going Blind as a tool to engage the blind and visually impaired community to open the lines of communication between their eye care providers, low vision specialists, and the general public; raise awareness about low vision services and devices; and inspire the visually impaired community to obtain low vision and rehabilitation services. NEHEP resources to support Going Blind will be discussed. Registration is required for the free online program. Please go to this link to register Register