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NMMC to Offer ‘The Latest in Low Vision Technology’

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TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center’s Low Vision Rehabilitation Services will offer a free community program, “The Latest in Low Vision Technology,” at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at North Mississippi Retina Center, 606 Brunson Drive.

Cheri Nipp, an occupational therapist who coordinates low vision rehabilitation services, will discuss Smart Glasses technology, and participants will have the opportunity to try the technology. Attendees are encouraged to bring in old eyeglasses, sunglasses or reading glasses and receive a door prize ticket for each item.

Nipp earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a graduate certificate in low vision rehabilitation and a postprofessional master’s degree in occupational therapy with emphasis in low vision rehabilitation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also holds Specialty Certification in Low Vision.

A person is considered to have low vision when he is experiencing problems with daily activities because of his vision and finds that glasses no longer help. Rehabilitation helps patients make the most of their remaining vision, and training may be provided in either the home or clinic, or both.

For more information, call (662) 377-3340 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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