We invite you to join us for this ZOOM CHEP session on Eye Health and Vision Care
Here is a TO DO list, if you do not already have Zoom installed on your computer, please sign up for a FREE account at https://zoom.us/freesignup.You can even do this on your phone or your tablet.
You must register for this videoconference by June 15, 5 p.m. by sending Margaret Winn firstname.lastname@example.org an email. She will send you the link to register online. On the day of the videoconference, you simply click on the link that will automatically be sent to you and we’ll see you there!
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM (CHEP)
Health Video Conference via ZOOM
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
10:00–11:30 am (EST) VIA ZOOM
Eye Health and Vision Care
“As people get older, it is normal for their vision to change. However, there are steps you can take to preserve your eyesight and improve your vision—an important part of staying safe and independent.” (Health Canada online). Join us for this health education session to increase awareness and understanding about eye health and the various diseases affecting seniors’ vision.
This interactive session will explore:
- An introduction to the eye
- Common eye diseases (cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration)
- Current prevention and treatments
Dr. Antonio Canuto, OD, Optometrist, a University of Montreal graduate, has been practicing pediatric and geriatric low vision optometry at the Lethbridge-Layton Mackay Rehabilitation Centre since 1996. He also lectures on low vision rehabilitation to McGill University residents in ophthalmology. He has worked as a clinical teacher in primary care optometry clinical skills at the University of Montreal School of Optometry Clinic. Dr. Canuto has a particular interest in macular degeneration.
- Seniors and Aging – Vision Care – Health Canada
- Visual Impairment – Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre •
- Vision Facts in Canada infographic – Canadian Association of Optometrists •
- Eye Health Library – Canadian Association of Optometrists
Upcoming—Ask your local community organisation about CHEP Fall 2021 programming!
Visit CHEP online @ www.chssn.org
This CHSSN initiative is funded through Health Canada’s
Official Languages Health Contribution Program 2018-2023.