Sunday, April 15, 2012 - 11:30am - 4:30pm

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 TWO: SUNDAY, APRIL 15th click here for full two-day schedule

Community Open House 

11:30am -1:00pm - Come tour our new facility and learn more about our services for children, teens, adults and seniors.

For Medical Professionals



For Medical Professionals

1:00pm-1:30pm - Treatment Strategies for Inherited Retinal Diseases: What Role does The Lighthouse play in Clinical Trials - Dr. Gerald Fishman, Director of The Pangere Center For Hereditary Retinal Diseases - The Chicago Lighthouse

1:30pm-2:30pm - Do your patients live with Optic Nerve Diseases or Inherited Retinal Diseases?

Learn more about our cutting-edge rehabilitative services and devices from our panel of Lighthouse experts. Led by President and Executive Director, Dr. Janet Szlyk, the panel will discuss rehabilitative services and adaptive technology. Hands-on demonstrations will be given of the CDesk voice command 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.

Dr. Janet Szlyk, President and Executive Director - The Chicago Lighthouse
Dr. Kara Crumbliss, Director of Clinical Services - The Chicago Lighthouse
Tom Perski, Senior Vice President, Rehabilitative Services - The Chicago Lighthouse


For Parents of Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired



3:00pm-4:30pm - Support for Raising Children  The past President of NAPVI shares his experience.  Learn more about our Birth-to-Three Program and Enrichment Programs for all school-age students.

Kevin O’Connor, CSP, Past President for the National Association for Parents with Children Who Have Visual Impairments (NAPVI)
Mary Zabelski, Senior Vice President, Children’s Development Center – The Chicago Lighthouse

For Teens

3:00pm-4:30pm - Teen Scene  Find out about academic scholarships and portable technology for teens and students who are blind or visually impaired.  Hang out, listen to music, have a snack and socialize.  Learn about the latest iPhones and portable low vision devices to make it easier than ever to stay connected to your friends.

Pam Stern, Manager, Youth/Senior Programs – The Chicago Lighthouse
Araceli Heredia, Vocational Evaluator, Scholarship Coordinator – The Chicago Lighthouse