Benefits of New Electronic Magnification Devices versus Conventional Magnifiers

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Kevin Huff, O.D. of ViewFinder Low Vision Resource Center and Justin Moore, Regional Manager of Enhanced Vision will discuss the benefits of new electronic magnification devices versus conventional magnifiers. Dr. Huff earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona. He completed his optometric degree at the Southern California College of Optometry. Dr. Huff also completed training in Low Vision Rehabilitation at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Tucson, Arizona and at the Foothills Center for the Partially Sighted in Glendora, CA. Electronic magnifiers have helped thousands of people with Macular Degeneration and other Low Vision conditions regain their visual independence. To find out if Electronic Magnification is right for you; please join us for this informative session.

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