MVRF hosts SupportSightSM Seminars throughout the country. Each seminar is free of charge, open to the public, and draws an average of 200-plus participants (public seminar). The seminars are led by locally-based retina specialists, low vision experts and researchers who provide information on the latest research findings and low vision techniques. Over the past decade, more than 37,000 people have participated in the program. SupportSightSM Seminars reach thousands directly each year – and are also preserved digitally and made available to an even wider audience online via social media. We also convene mini-session seminars in partnership with senior living communities.
FROM AN MVRF CHAMPION
Elvina Wilson has single-handedly worked with us to bring the SupportSightSM Program to her hometown of Delran, NJ. She has championed the effort to organize and promote this educational seminar – you won’t want to miss it!
“I attended a SupportSightSM seminar last year in Delaware and I was so glad that I traveled the 50 miles to attend the presentation. It was such a worthwhile event! I consider macular degeneration to be a mysterious and frightening eye condition. After struggling with it for over 20 years, it was so helpful to gain information about it and the advancements in treatment available today.”
The SupportSightSM Seminars are so valuable for people with macular degeneration because they get such a full program of information at one time. Not only do they learn the latest about research and treatment, but learn about low vision, helpful technology and magnification devices and encouraging local resources that can take them to the next step in adjustment.
Douglas A. Yingling
Executive Director, Center for Vision Loss
MVRF also convenes mini education sessions in partnership with senior living communities which are are a modified version of our SupportSightSM Seminars. These shorter, more condensed seminars are perfect for retirement communities and plug into the health and wellness curriculum that is offered to residents.
If you reside at a retirement community that may be interested in hosting a SupportSightSM program, please contact Lynn Rinaldi, SupportSightSM program manager, at Lynn@mvrf.org or 1.866.4MACULA.
Our SupportSightSM Program is completely underwritten thanks to our generous sponsors: