Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo shines light on eye health

08/28/14  Portland, Ore.

Keynote address to cover how healthy eating affects the eye

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Free Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Expo presented by Oregon Health & Science University Casey Eye Institute


9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014


Doubletree Hotel – Lloyd Center
1000 N.E. Multnomah St., Portland, OR 97232


The expo includes lectures, discussions and workshops covering:

  • Current and future treatments for age-related macular degeneration.
  • Tips for making the most of remaining vision.
  • Exploring the accessibility features of smart phones, tablets and adaptive devices and products that can assist people with vision loss.

Keynote speaker, Sonja Connor, M.S., R.D., L.D., president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an associate professor of medicine (endocrinology, diabetes and clinical nutrition) in the OHSU School of Medicine, will share the latest science on nutrition and eye health, including how healthy eating may prevent or slow macular degeneration.

Exhibits featuring vision aids, assistive technology and helpful resources and services will be open all day. Exhibit partners include nonprofit agencies and organizations that serve seniors and people with vision loss.

The expo is free and open to the public, but advance registration is requested. Register online or call 503 494-8511.