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April 9: Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo

Free exhibition includes nationally prominent vision experts, new technology exhibits, art showcase by Oregonians with vision loss



Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo 
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of new adult blindness in the U.S.


Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Registration requested; see details below.)


Doubletree Hotel – Lloyd Center, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St. Portland, OR 97232


The expo is free and open to the public and will feature:

  • Packed morning and afternoon program featuring nationally prominent vision experts from OHSU Casey Eye Institute
  • Exhibitors from across the Pacific Northwest demonstrating new technologies, visual aids and community resources
  • Art and hobby showcase by Oregonians with vision loss
  • Guest speaker Robert Purvis, Ph.D.
  • Free registration (register in advance by visiting or calling 503-494-8511)
  • Free on-site parking

The expo is supported by the Macular Degeneration Center Fund and media sponsor OregonLive/The Oregonian, in partnership with the Oregon Commission for the Blind.

For media: Photo-ops of cutting-edge technology demos, visual aids and art exhibits by Oregonians with vision loss. OHSU Casey Eye Institute faculty and Dr. Robert Purvis are available for pre- or on-site interviews. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Ariane Le Chevallier at .


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