Monday, May 21, 2012

Informational workshop provides tools to deal with vision loss

Good eye health doesn't just happen. Good eyesight is an important part of wellbeing and a significant factor in retaining independence and quality of life. Vision loss does not need to be an accepted part of life. Vision can deteriorate for many reasons. Even when associated with the aging process, many interventions are available. 

Find out what can be done when vision does change, what options are available, and how consumers can evaluate those choices. Topics include cataracts, macular degeneration, dry eyes, diabetes, glaucoma and eye surgeries. This event is intended for all ages.

Pierce County Aging & Disability Resource Center and Pacific Northwest Eye are sponsoring "Can You See What I See," a free informational workshop for all ages. No RSVP is required. It will be repeated three times:

June 4 - 12:10-12:50 p.m. 
County-City Building, 7th Floor Rainier Conference Rm., 930 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma

June 12 - 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Merrill Gardens at Tacoma,7290 Rosemount Circle, Tacoma

June 18 - 12:10-12:50 p.m.
Pierce County Annex, Main Conference Room, 2401 35th Street, Tacoma

Dr. Victor W. Chiu, M.D. will be speaking about a variety of eye conditions that people of any age must consider: cataracts, macular degeneration, blurry or double vision, diabetes, glaucoma, LASIK, surgeries and more. Dr. Chiu is on the staff of Pacific Northwest Eye. He is board certified in ophthalmology. His memberships include the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

All three presentations of the workshop are free and open to the public. No RSVPs are necessary. For more information contact the Pierce County Aging & disability Resource Center at (253) 798-4600 or (800) 562-0332.

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