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In partnership with the Lighthouse Guild Vision Rehabilitation Network, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is excited to host a Low Vision Lunch and Learn series. The Lunch and Learn sessions will take place at the following clinics on the dates below.

Improving the Clinical Experiences of Patients with Visual Disability – Part 1 – Presented by Marshall Flax

Tuesday, March 6 – UW Health Deming Way Eye Clinic
Wednesday, March 7 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic
Thursday, March 8 – Madison Eye Associates Clinic
Friday, March 9 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic

REGISTER FOR A SPRING SESSION

Improving the Clinical Experiences of Patients with Visual Disability – Part 2 – Presented by Marshall Flax

Tuesday, October 9 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic
Wednesday, October 10 – UW Health Deming Way Eye Clinic
Thursday, October 11 – Madison Eye Associates Clinic
Friday, October 12 – UW Health East Clinic Eye Care Services

ABOUT MARSHALL FLAX

Marshall worked for the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for 24 years as a Certified Low Vision Therapist and a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist before retiring in 2014. His work included providing low vision services and orientation and mobility services to people who have lost or are losing their sight. He continues to provide O&M services and to make and sell low vision simulators through his company, Fork in the Road Vision Rehabilitation Services.
He has authored several articles and co-authored a book on the subject of low vision. Marshall’s professional affiliations include McPherson Eye Research Institute Advisory Board, Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, and the Low VIsion Subject Matter Experts Committee of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals.

In partnership with the Lighthouse Guild Vision Rehabilitation Network, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is excited to host a Low Vision Lunch and Learn series. The Lunch and Learn sessions will take place at the following clinics on the dates below.

Improving the Clinical Experiences of Patients with Visual Disability – Part 1 – Presented by Marshall Flax

Tuesday, March 6 – UW Health Deming Way Eye Clinic
Wednesday, March 7 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic
Thursday, March 8 – Madison Eye Associates Clinic
Friday, March 9 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic

REGISTER FOR A SPRING SESSION

Improving the Clinical Experiences of Patients with Visual Disability – Part 2 – Presented by Marshall Flax

Tuesday, October 9 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic
Wednesday, October 10 – UW Health Deming Way Eye Clinic
Thursday, October 11 – Madison Eye Associates Clinic
Friday, October 12 – UW Health East Clinic Eye Care Services

ABOUT MARSHALL FLAX

Marshall worked for the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for 24 years as a Certified Low Vision Therapist and a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist before retiring in 2014. His work included providing low vision services and orientation and mobility services to people who have lost or are losing their sight. He continues to provide O&M services and to make and sell low vision simulators through his company, Fork in the Road Vision Rehabilitation Services.
He has authored several articles and co-authored a book on the subject of low vision. Marshall’s professional affiliations include McPherson Eye Research Institute Advisory Board, Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, and the Low VIsion Subject Matter Experts Committee of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals.

In partnership with the Lighthouse Guild Vision Rehabilitation Network, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is excited to host a Low Vision Lunch and Learn series. The Lunch and Learn sessions will take place at the following clinics on the dates below.

Improving the Clinical Experiences of Patients with Visual Disability – Part 1 – Presented by Marshall Flax

Tuesday, March 6 – UW Health Deming Way Eye Clinic
Wednesday, March 7 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic
Thursday, March 8 – Madison Eye Associates Clinic
Friday, March 9 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic

REGISTER FOR A SPRING SESSION

Improving the Clinical Experiences of Patients with Visual Disability – Part 2 – Presented by Marshall Flax

Tuesday, October 9 – UW Health University Station Eye Clinic
Wednesday, October 10 – UW Health Deming Way Eye Clinic
Thursday, October 11 – Madison Eye Associates Clinic
Friday, October 12 – UW Health East Clinic Eye Care Services

ABOUT MARSHALL FLAX

Marshall worked for the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired for 24 years as a Certified Low Vision Therapist and a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist before retiring in 2014. His work included providing low vision services and orientation and mobility services to people who have lost or are losing their sight. He continues to provide O&M services and to make and sell low vision simulators through his company, Fork in the Road Vision Rehabilitation Services.
He has authored several articles and co-authored a book on the subject of low vision. Marshall’s professional affiliations include McPherson Eye Research Institute Advisory Board, Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, and the Low VIsion Subject Matter Experts Committee of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals.

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Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our fall 2017 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Julie Mares, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

 

 “What are plant pigments doing in our eyes? What can they tell us?”

About Dr. Mares’s Research

Dr. Julie Mares focuses her research on how lifestyle and dietary practices can affect eye health as we age. Her research looks at how, why and what lifestyle and dietary practices can influence the aging of our eyes,  and eye conditions that commonly compromise vision as we age, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  

Dr. Mares’ research findings suggest practical  recommendations for healthy living at any age, involving the food we eat, exercises we can do and dietary supplements that may help or harm us along the way.

Currently, Dr. Mares is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and a member of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies and University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging.   

Please join us on October 26, 2017.