Insight: A Low Vision Expo 2013

Did you know that Impressionist Claude Monet struggled with cataracts in his later years? As inspiring as his bright paintings, Monet's story of low vision rehabilitation will be featured at SightConnection's fourth annual Insight: A Low Vision Expo, which takes place on Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center (3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood).

Keynote speaker Dr. Imran A. Khan will present "Splashes of Light: The Impact of Visual Impairment on Monet's Artwork." An international eye-care humanitarian, Dr. Khan will explore what we can learn today from Monet's altered reality and functional adaptation.

SightConnection is a nonprofit organization promoting the well-being of community members whose lives are changed by vision loss. SightConnection provides low vision individuals with mobility and environmental training, assistive devices, emotional support, and health resources. The Insight expo is part of the organization's community education outreach that annually reaches thousands of individuals at-risk for or affected by low vision.

Insight will also feature an all-day assistive technology learning lab with devices designed to overcome low vision impairments when accomplishing tasks of everyday living. Other activities include informative topic break-out discussions, Q&A with eye doctors, and a vendor fair.

The entry fee (which includes a box lunch) is $20 by May 31st or $25 at the door. To register, call toll-free 800-458-4888, e-mail events@sightconnection.org, or visit www.sightconnection.org.