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Low Vision Products Road Show
July 12, 2012
Chicago Lighthouse Brings Low Vision Products Road Show to Glenview July 26th
CHICAGO – To acquaint north suburban residents with the latest in low vision and blind technology, The Chicago Lighthouse is bringing its popular low vision products road show to Glenview on Thursday, July 26th, from 10 am to 3 pm.
The free program will take place at the new Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center located at 222 Waukegan Road.
On display will be the latest technological devices including CCTV's, handheld CCTV's, read-aloud devices, accessible computer systems and much more.
Lighthouse staff members will also be available to conduct demonstrations, answer any questions and offer advice.
“We look forward to introducing these innovative products to our friends in the northern suburbs,” said Tom Perski, senior vice president of rehabilitation services at the Lighthouse, who is visually impaired himself. “These cutting edge devices can really help at work, school and with everyday living.”
Perski noted that many of the products are now available at the new “Tools for Living” store located within the Vision Rehabilitation Center. The store is modeled after the flagship retail operation at the Lighthouse’s main facility on Roosevelt Road.
In addition, the center, which formally opened last January, has a state-of-the-art vision care clinic offering optometry, psychological counseling and occupational therapy services. It also features a legal clinic and boasts an array of enrichment programs for children and seniors.
For further technology products to investigate, you can also go onto the Lighthouse website at: www.chicagolighthouse.org and click shop online.
The Chicago Lighthouse, whose credo is “Because there is still hope,” was founded in 1906, and is one of the nation’s most comprehensive social service agencies. Housed under its roof are the oldest and most prominent vision care and rehabilitation program in the U.S.; a nationally acclaimed school for children with multi-disabilities; a world class employment services program; one of the few remaining clock manufacturing facilities in America; a VA program serving veterans in all 50 states; and a radio station.