Ask the Vision Loss Experts: Coping with COVID-19

Facebook Live Q&A

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A Facebook Live session hosted by Dr. Tricia Grant, scientist and Senior Director of Low Vision Research at The Chicago Lighthouse, and Dr. Bryan Wolynski, low vision optometrist and consultant for OrCam. As we all are sheltered at home, we are providing this service every week to answer your questions about living with vision loss during this time of isolation.

Tune in each Thursday at 11am
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July 2

  • Impact of COVID-19 on our education system and how we will transition after quarantine
  • With guest Nikki Lopez, Special Education Teacher at The Chicago Lighthouse

June 25

  • How COVID-19 has affected the visually impaired community in Scotland
  • With special guest Ian White from OrCam’s Sales Development team in the UK

June 18

  • Various topics from a guest who is visually impaired
  • Self-advocacy as a person who is visually impaired
  • Next steps after quarantine

June 11

  • What to do as your city reopens back up
  • What to expect when visiting your eye care provider
  • With special guest Kara Crumbliss, O.D., F.A.A.O., the Vice President of Clinical Services at The Chicago Lighthouse where she oversees our Low Vision Clinic and practices vision rehabilitation

June 4

  • Maintaining good health and wellness in this time
  • Eye, physical and mental health
  • With special guest Andy Fabino, a Chicago native, active community member, and family man who lost his vision as a result of a traumatic incident 8 years ago

May 28

  • What are the benefits of Assistive Technology?
  • Process of an AT evaluation
  • OrCam’s newest feature of the MyEye – Smart Reading

May 21

  • Staying social while distancing
  • Learning more about low vision and blindness
  • With special guest Bobby Williams, Veteran and active community member

May 14

  • Low vision telehealth and tele-rehab
  • The importance of continuing your low vision care during this time of social isolation

May 7

  • Community connection and awareness during this pandemic

April 30

  • Addressing the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • With special guest Dr. Michael Smith, Licensed Clinical Psychologist at The Chicago Lighthouse

April 23

  • How to avoid fogging on glasses when wearing a mask
  • When to seek out and decline help from the outside world
  • Managing transportation
  • Computer Eye Strain
  • World Book Day

April 16

  • Concepts and care in low vision rehabilitation
  • Social isolation
  • How assistive technology can help in these times




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