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UTMB Health Optical Center to Host Low Vision Education Day - March 21

The Optical Center at the University of Texas Medical Branch will host a free Low-Vision Education Day from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21. Dr. Praveena Gupta, UTMB optometrist and low vision specialist, and Shirley Davis with the Texas Division for Blind Services will discuss low-vision disorders and devices to enhance vision.

Low vision is a loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks like reading, writing, shopping, watching television, driving a car or recognizing faces difficult, if not impossible. Low-vision patients can use a variety of devices to improve their vision.
 
UTMB Health Optical Center, 700 University Blvd. in Galveston, also has a Low-Vision Center to serve people with vision impairments. Patients can drop by without an appointment between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to visit the center, which offers a number of vision-enhancing devices.
 
Reserve a space for Low-Vision Education Day by calling 409-747-5823. Patients also can make an appointment by calling 409-747-5800.
 
Watch this video to learn more.



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