Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 9:30am - 7:00pm

OPTIMIZING YOUR VISION and Public Dedication
The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center
222 Waukegan Road, Glenview

Come join low vision experts for a FREE two-day event at the NEW Chicago Lighthouse North in Glenview!
Enter to win a FREE iPhone or iPad! •  RSVP is required. To RSVP, please call 847-510-2055.

DAY ONE: THURSDAY, APRIL 12th click here for full two day schedule

For Seniors and their Caregivers

9:30am-11:00am - Vision Challenges for Seniors and New Ways to Enjoy Independent Lives:  Radio Talk Show and Q & A with Medical Experts 

Be part of a live studio audience for a show with Bill Jurek, from The Chicago Lighthouse.  Experts will be on hand to answer questions.  Hosted by:  Bill Jurek, Director of CRIS Radio - The Chicago Lighthouse

Adaptive Technology Open House 

11:00am-3:30pm - Hourly hands-on demonstrations will be given of the new, easy-to-use voice-activated CDesk computer system, iPhone and iPad apps for those with low vision, portable and desktop magnifying devices, Brain Port Vision Substitution Device (in clinical trial) and Implantable Telescope

Tom Perski, Senior Vice President, Rehabilitative Services - The Chicago Lighthouse

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

2:00pm-3:00pm - Join Glenview Village officials, North Suburban Healthcare Foundation Board Chair Beverley Kroll, Lighthouse Board Chair Bruce Hague and Lighthouse President and Executive Director Dr. Janet Szlyk and other dignitaries as they formally dedicate the new Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center.

For Adults with and without Eye Disease who are Concerned about Preserving their Vision

4:00pm-5:00pm - New Research on Retinal Regeneration: Why You Should Drink Red Wine (in Moderation)  Learn more about antioxidant research and the role of nutrients in the intervention of age related macular degeneration, low-tension glaucoma, diabetic macular edema, prevention of cataracts and dry eye.

Stuart Richer, OD, PhD, FAAO, Director, Ocular Preventive Medicine - James Lovell Federal Health Care Facility

For College Disability Resource Directors, High School and College Students and their Parents

5:30pm-7:00pm - Meeting the Needs of Your Students: Accommodating with the Latest Adaptive Technology and Transitioning them into the World of Work

Learn more about employment opportunities and the latest low vision technology for students.

Sheila Perkins, Vice President, Employment Services - The Chicago Lighthouse
Tom Perski, Senior Vice President, Rehabilitative Services - The Chicago Lighthouse
Pam Stern, Manager, Youth/Senior Programs - The Chicago Lighthouse