Recordings from the 2021 Low Vision Tech & Wellness Fairs
Low Vision & What to Do About It, Dr. Gregory Pinto
Dr. Gregory Pinto of Paul, Pinto and Blackstone, MDs in Saratoga Springs, NY, explains low vision in layman's terms with descriptions of therapies and resources available today.
Alpha Sensory Product Line
Alpha Sensory has an extensive product line of low vision equipment for home or on the go.
Contact Pete Andolina for more information at 716-998-2594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
C TECH Product Line
Chuck Cohen represents a wide range of products for those with low vision. He can be reached by calling 845-735-7907. Watch the video for a brief introduction to the CTECH product line.
Intro to NABA Rehabilitation Services 2021
NABA's Director of Rehabilitation Services introduces each of the services we offer and goes over what you need to know about a low vision exam.
Lighting: Which Kind is Best?
Everything you need to know about lighting as it relates to low vision and especially the new kinds of bulbs with NABA's Senior Vision Rehabilitation Therapist.
Orientation and Mobility: Safe & Independent Travel with Vision Loss
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Madison Near, from the NYS Commission of the Blind discusses safe and independent travel with vision loss.
Destress on the Go
NABA's own social worker Nathan Modafferi discusses the effects of stress and offers numerous things we can all do in the moment to Destress of the Go!
Doctors' Presenting on Eye Diseases
Today's Cataract Surgery with Dr. Christopher Zieker
Dr. Zieker addresses what cataracts are, who is most likely to contract it and what surgeries are available today. Pertinent information for cataract patients and their family members is explained in everyday language and at the end the audience is invited to get their most pressing questions answered.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) with Dr. Jonathan Huz
Dr. Huz addresses what Wet and Dry Macular Degeneration (MD) are, who is most likely to contract it, treatment goals and what treatments are available today. Pertinent information for MD patients and their family members is explained in everyday language and at the end the audience is invited to get their most pressing questions answered.
Glaucoma: Types, Diagnosis and Treatment with Christopher Gabriels, MD
Dr. Gabriels addresses what glaucoma is, who is most likely to have it and what treatments from medication to surgery are available today to treat it. Pertinent information for glaucoma patients and their family members is explained in everyday language and at the end the audience is invited to get their most pressing questions answered.
Recordings of Community Resources
Talking Book & Braille Library of New York State (TBBL)
Shawn Lemieux, Associate Librarian at the TBBL, describes the products and services the TBBL provides, eligibility requirements and the simple process to enroll. To contact the TBBL directly: 1-800-342-3688, http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/tbbl/
WMHT RISE Radio - Joyce Stah, Manager
WMHT RISE Radio Manager, Joyce Stah, describes the free radio reading service for the visually and print disabled of the NY Capital Region and mid-Hudson Region. To listen to the Times Union and Gazette newspapers, magazines, books on Story Hour and other popular printed materials go to www.wmht.org/rise/ or call (518) 880-3436 for your free application. RISE Radio provides equal access to printed material to the visually and print disabled. Access is available online or through free listening devices provided by WMHT-RISE. Listeners are encouraged to recommend materials to be read on air including magazines and books.
LifePath of Albany
The programs offered at LifePath have been shown to reduce isolation, increase community involvement, reduce many of the effects of health issues associated with aging, and help older adults stay in their communities. Our programs impact most of the social determinants of health, as well as an individual's overall quality of life. Call 518-465-3322 or visit their website at www.lifepathny.org
NY Connects: Connecting Persons with Disabilities to Products and Services in their Community
NY Connects is for people of all ages, any disability, and caregivers. NY Connects can work with anyone who needs information on long-term services and supports – children or adults with disabilities, older adults, family members and caregivers, friends or neighbors, veterans and helping professionals. Each county in New York State has the NY Connects Program. To contact a NY Connects office for your county, please go to https://www.nyconnects.ny.gov/ or call 1-800-342-9871.
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