Dr. Henry Greene and Dr. Janet Sunness Host Webinar for Low Vision Awareness Month

Sarah LovejoyLow Vision Resources

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Learn about the latest updates in medical and genetic treatments for retinal disorders, the availability of visual aid devices for respective varying conditions and get the answers to all your low vision questions.

More than four million Americans over the age of 40 are visually impaired, and that population is estimated to nearly double by 2030. To call attention to visual impairment, the National Eye Institute marks Low Vision Awareness Month every February to highlight vision rehabilitation options, available visual aid devices and informational resources for individuals with low vision and their family, friends, and caregivers.

What is Low Vision Awareness?

Low Vision Awareness Month also is an opportunity to educate the public on the varying degrees of blindness and low vision and to encourage a more inclusive and accessible environment for the visually impaired community.

In support of these efforts, vision aid pioneer Ocutech will present a free, patient-focused educational webinar on February 28th at 1:30 pm EST for everyone interested in low vision diagnoses and solutions. Ocutech co-founder and Low Vision Optometrist, Dr. Henry Greene and Retinal Specialist, Dr. Janet Sunness will lead the webinar.

After a short overview presentation, participants will be encouraged to submit questions about vision health to Dr. Greene and Dr. Sunness. To confirm participation in the webinar, please visit https://meeting.zoho.com/meeting/register?sessionId=1075560323.

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Janet Sunness is an ophthalmologist specializing in low vision rehabilitation, retinal disease, and visual function testing.  She is the Medical Director of the Hoover Low Vision Rehabilitation Services at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center and was on the faculty of the Wilmer Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for 20 years.  She directed a large NIH-funded study of advanced dry age-related macular degeneration, whose findings have served as the basis for most clinical research and trials for this condition.  Dr. Sunness is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Maryland Motor Vehicles Administration, continues to do research on retinal conditions and treats adults and children with low vision.

Dr. Henry Greene, a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, is a leader in clinical low vision care and in the development of telescopic low vision aids for the visually impaired.  He studied low vision rehabilitation at the Industrial Home for the Blind and directed the Low Vision Clinic at the Blind Association of Western NY before moving to North Carolina.  Dr. Greene joined the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to establish their low vision program.  In 1985 he co-founded Ocutech, Inc. the developer and manufacturer of telescopic low vision aids and has received five patents for his innovative work in developing bioptics.  He continues to treat low vision patients and teach about clinical care around the world. Dr. Greene is on the Medical Review Board of the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.