May 3, 2017

The Center for Vision Loss will be holding 2 FREE educational events open to the public during May. Both take place at the agency’s offices at 845 W. Wyoming St, Allentown, PA 18103. Call 610-433-6018 for more info or to register.

Event 1–Non-24-Hour sleep-Wake Disorder, Tuesday, May 9, 10-11:30 am
A representative from Vanda Pharmaceuticals will discuss Non-24-Hour-Sleep-Wake Disorder. This is a serious chronic disorder that disrupts a person’s circadian rhythms. Circadian rhythms tell your body when to sleep and when to wake, among other things. It affects up to 70% of people who are blind, whether they were born blind or became blind later in life. The presentation will discuss the disorder’s symptoms, impact and prevalence in the blindness community.

Event 2–OrCam MyEye Talk & Demonstration, Thursday, May 25, 1-2 pm
Motti Attia, OrCam Regional Manager, will present info about the world’s most advanced wearable assistive technology solution. OrCam MyEye empowers people of all functional levels of visual impairment as well as complete blindness. OrCam MyEye harnesses the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology in a discreet, wearable platform which instantly communicates vital visual information.

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