Optimal Vision Presentation and Screening at Heritage Village
Heritage Village will host a vision and glaucoma screening following a vision loss seminar on Friday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Pinellas Room of Heritage Village. The screening and seminar are both free, provided by The Eye Institute of West Florida.
Robin Quigg, a certified ophthalmic technician, will present a 20-minute overview of the four leading causes of vision loss and the current treatment options. Topics will include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. Other topics may include dry eyes, flashes and floaters, corneal and eyelid conditions.
Vision screenings will assess visual acuity in each eye. Correction glasses or contact lenses should be worn at the time of the screening. An amsler grid evaluation can alert the possible presence of macular changes in the eye and elevated eye pressure indicates suspicion of glaucoma. A portable, electric vision machine and hand-held tonometers will be used during the screening. A free screening doesn’t substitute for a complete eye exam by a doctor.
Preregistration is required for vision screenings available before and after the presentation. To register, please call (727) 784-3733. No registration is needed for the presentation.
Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration.
Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays. For more information on Heritage Village visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage, or call (727) 582-2123.
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