Low Vision Support Group, 11/6/19: How Come I Have Trouble Seeing When My Eye Doctor Says My Vision Is Fine?

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Event Date

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm


Dr. Gunilla Haegerstrom-Portnoy


Dr. Donald C. Fletcher


Abstract - Common age related changes in components of the eye reduce the light level to the back of the eye and reduce the contrast of objects and produce glare. These changes result in poor vision function under conditions frequently encountered in daily life. The discrepancy between test results at the eye doctor’s office done using high contrast and high light levels and daily life conditions will be illustrated using results from the SKI study on vision and aging. The SKI study tested 900 older observers living in Marin County and followed them for 12-15 years. 

Host: Dr. Donald Fletcher

Join Dr. Don Fletcher, one of the world’s leading authorities on Low Vision Rehabilitation, to share experiences and learn about the things that help you maintain a full and happy life while living with low vision. This support group is completely free. Each month there is a new topic to discuss. There will also be opportunities to learn about the innovative research on low vision happening at Smith-Kettlewell.



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