“This open house allows us to invite the public, our customers, and hopefully new community members who may not know about these types of optical aids available to them," stated Cathy Czeto, Manager, Lighthouse Store & Dispensary.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Lighthouse International, the 106 year-old leading non-profit organization fighting vision loss, is hosting an open house in partnership with Optelec and their local Authorized Optelec Dealer C TECH at The Lighthouse Store in New York City on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is open to the public, and offers attendees an exclusive hands-on demonstration of Optelec’s latest low vision technology for those impacted by vision loss or diagnosed with retinal eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
Optelec, a world leader in innovative and life-changing assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired, offers optical aids that enable users with low vision to improve their quality of life, independence and mobility. Ranging from portable and desktop electronic video magnifiers, to scanning devices that will read text out loud, Optelec’s simple and effective low vision solutions help users to read, write, view photos and enjoy hobbies.
“We’ve had a strong partnership with Optelec over the years and can always rely on their latest innovations in low vision assistive technology that are advanced, yet easy to use for our patients,” stated Cathy Czeto, Manager, Lighthouse Store & Dispensary. “This open house allows us to invite the public, our customers, and hopefully new community members who may not know about these types of optical aids available to them.”
The low vision open house is a free event and everyone is encouraged to bring family, friends and other community members. Attendees can call 212-821-9384 to RSVP and enter to win a free Optelec Compact+ portable video magnifier from Optelec and C TECH. In addition, walk-ins are encouraged and the event will include in-store discounts, light refreshments, and more.
The Lighthouse Store is located at 110 East 60th Street, New York City, N.Y. All proceeds support Lighthouse International’s non-profit mission of fighting vision loss. Due to an increase in the number of aging baby boomers and the growing prevalence of eye diseases, some 61 million Americans are at high risk of serious vision loss.
About Lighthouse International
Founded in 1905, Lighthouse International is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention, treatment and empowerment. It achieves this through clinical and rehabilitation services, education, research and advocacy. For more information about vision loss and its causes, contact Lighthouse International at 800-829-0500 or visit http://www.lighthouse.org.
Optelec provides innovative and life changing assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired, reaching out with simple and effective solutions for home, school, work and on the go. Founded in 1985, Optelec continues to be the global front-runner with a multi-tier distribution in more than 60 counties, including dedicated subsidiary sales offices in the United States, Belgium, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. Optelec U.S. Inc. offers a family of brands including Optelec, ShopLowVision.com, LowVision.com and VisionZone to link the needs of the end-user, professionals and community. Follow @Optelec on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For more information or products and availability, call 800-826-4200 or visit http://www.optelec.com. Life is worth enjoying!
Optelec - Courtney Berg
Tel: 760-650-5502, Email: cberg(at)optelec(dot)com
Lighthouse International - Leslie Gottlieb
Tel: 212-821-9760, Email: lgottlieb(at)lighthouse(dot)org