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|Practitioners at the Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center are (left to right) Melva Pérez Andrews, OTR, CLVT, M.B.A., Director Sandra Fox, O.D., and Melanie Gonzalez, O.D. Dr. Fox will speak at 11 a.m. during the San Antonio Low Vision Expo on Saturday, March 23. Click on image for a larger view|
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SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 27, 2013) — The latest in low-vision technology such as magnifiers, kitchen aids, caption cell phones, and large-number and talking clocks will be on display at the San Antonio Low Vision Expo.
The Expo will be held 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9, at Colonial Hills United Methodist Church, 5247 Vance Jackson.Health Science Center speaker
Keynote speakers at 11 a.m. will include optometrist Sandra Fox, O.D.
, director of the Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Center of Texas
at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. She is an assistant professor of ophthalmology in the School of Medicine. She occupies the Nancy Smith Hurd Endowed Chair for Low Vision Research and is a clinician with UT Medicine San Antonio, the clinical practice of the School of Medicine.
Other speakers are Stephanie Schmiedecke Barbieri, O.D., of the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind Vision Rehabilitation Center and the University of the Incarnate Word, and Nancy Amir, O.D., of the Santa Rosa Low Vision Clinic.
Sighted volunteers will be available to guide visitors to several vendors who offer resources for low vision and senior living. Agencies represented will include the Education Service Center, Region 20; the Low Vision Resource Center; and the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services.
Call 210-829-4223 for more information. The expo is sponsored by United Health Care and SeniorDirectory®, A Senior Resource Guide.# # #The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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