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    Low vision aids – something for everyone

    A webinar on how aids and technologies can help you live well with low vision.

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    Presented by Rob Drummond from Quantum RLV, this webinar will discuss how aids and technologies can help you live well with low vision

    In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    • An overview of eye diseases that can affect vision
    • How a low vision organisation can help you
      • Home visits
      • Low vision aids and technologies
    • What low vision aids are available
      • Lighting
      • Magnifying glasses
      • Handheld electronic magnifiers
      • Desktop electronic magnifiers
      • Text-to-speech
    • How MDFA can put you in touch with a low vision organisation

    When: Tuesday, 30 November

    Time: 2-3pm AEDT

    Where: online

    About the presenter

    Rob’s background is in the optical industry where he has held numerous positions within retail and wholesale businesses after qualifying as an Optical Dispenser from Sydney Technical College in 1980. In 1981 he began working within the Low Vision sector for O.P.S.M. Visual Aids gaining experience at Royal Blind Society, Concord Rehabilitation Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital. During this period, he also was on the teaching staff of the Guild of Dispensing Opticians.

    Rob is now the Business Manager at Quantum Reading, Learning, Vision and has gained a wealth of experience within the low vision field having travelled around Australia and overseas to numerous trade shows, exhibitions and conferences. Rob also is a Guest Lecturer at The University of Sydney for Occupational Therapy, and The University of NSW in the School of Optometry. He spends most of his time helping vision impaired people to make the correct choice of assistive technology to help them remain or regain their independence.