Save the Date: Eye Opening Symposium – October 8th

The Eye Opening Symposium: Low to No Vision will be on October 8th at the Tates Creek Ballroom, 1400 Gainesway Drive, Lexington, KY 40517. The symposium is FREE and includes lunch provided by the Cattleman’s Association. Those that would like to attend must register before September 24th.  To register please go to http://www.vips.org/pdf/EOS.pdf

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.


9:30 a.m. Registration and Exhibits


10 a.m.

Low Vision Optometry

VA Medical Center Optometrists


Restoring Vision: The future of retinal treatments

Dr. John W. Kitchens, Retina Associates of KY


11 a.m. Functional Interventions

Michelle Gadberry, Director of Special Ed

Donna Lee, University of Kentucky

Todd Stephens, Independence Place Inc.

Janell Turner, Office for the Blind


Noon Lunch and Exhibits


12:30 p.m. Community Resources

Radio Eye, Bluegrass Council of the Blind

VA Medical Center, Independence Place,

Office for the Blind, Visually Impaired

Pre-school Services


1:15 pm. Quality of Life Opportunities

Marlana VanHoose-Singer

Matthew Bradford-Student

Ty Thompson-Golfer

2 p.m. Exhibits and Adjournment

This event is presented by the following agencies:

Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Independence Place Inc., Fayette County Extension Office, National Federation of the Blind,

University of Kentucky-Visual Impairment Program, Radio Eye, VA Medical Center, Visually Impaired Preschool Services, and

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Office of Aging Services and Disability Support and Parks and Recreation.