|By PR Newswire||
|February 20, 2014 05:05 PM EST||
WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) will host a FREE SupportSightSM seminar on February 25, 2014 about the latest in research, treatment, patient care and early detection, technology and coping with vision impairment.
WHO: MVRF - a national nonprofit focused on finding a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. To reach this goal, MVRF funds groundbreaking research projects conducted by the world's top scientists with the hope of improving the lives of millions of people in the US affected by visual impairment.
Event participants include ViewFinder, Arizona Retina and Vitreous Consultants and Optelec. The seminar is expected to draw an average of 300+ participants.
Shabari Seetharam, MD, Arizona Retina and Vitreous Consultants
Lynne P. Noon, OD, FAAO, Diplomate in Low Vision Rehabilitation, ViewFinder
Dawn Prall George, Executive Director, The Macula Vision Research Foundation
Stephan Terwolbeck, President, Optelec
WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 2-5 PM (Check-in at 1:30 PM)
WHERE: East Valley Jewish Community Center located at 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85224. Free admission and parking.
WHY: The purpose of the educational seminar is to provide a forum to inform patients, individuals, families and caregivers on the latest science, treatment and prevention of AMD and other retinal-related diseases. Low vision demonstrations and tools will be available as well.
About the Macula Vision Research Foundation:
The Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for macular degeneration and other retinal diseases. To reach this goal, MVRF funds groundbreaking research projects conducted by the world's top scientists with the hope of improving the lives of millions of people affected by visual impairment. What makes MVRF unique is that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to research. All administrative and fundraising expenses are underwritten by the Karen and Herb Lotman Foundation, allowing MVRF to allocate all donations towards finding a cure. Along with funding research, MVRF also provides education and outreach to those with visual impairments through our SupportSightSM seminars and newsletter. www.mvrf.org
SOURCE Macula Vision Research Foundation