Free informational event for people impacted by macular degeneration and other eye diseases that cause vision loss
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St., Portland, Oregon 97232
Registration requested by visiting www.caseyamd.com or calling 503-494-8511
Age-related macular degeneration remains the leading cause of adult legal blindness in the U.S., with the number of cases expected to surge in the next several decades as the population grows older and lives longer. The goal of the expo is to preserve eyesight, promote independence and offer emotional support by providing the latest and most accurate information on age-related macular degeneration, including research, treatment, prevention, community resources and strategies for maximizing remaining vision. The program includes presentations and workshops by OHSU Casey Eye Institute physicians and vision rehabilitation experts as well as exhibits of visual aids, assistive technologies and community services.
Among the program highlights will be guest speaker Becky Andrews, a licensed clinical mental health counselor who lost her vision due to retinitis pigmentosa. Andrews is the author of “Move up, look forward: My journey of losing vision and finding resilience.”
The event is presented by the Macular Degeneration Center and Vision Rehabilitation Center at the OHSU Casey Eye Institute. The Oregon Commission for the Blind is a major partner in hosting the event, providing funding and program support.