‘Eye Ball 101’ at Claremore Senior Center

‘Eye Ball 101’ at Claremore Senior Center
by: Tom Fink

Claremore Senior Center is partnering with a local vision center to provide local seniors with information to help them better know how to keep their eyes healthy in their golden years.

Registrations for the upcoming “Eye Ball 101: An Introduction to Eye Health” class are currently being accepted, with no cost to attend.

“’Eye Ball 101’ will offer a comprehensive overview of eye health and the main medical conditions which affect eyesight among older adults,” said Stacey Dowden, Claremore Senior Citizens Center director. “The presentation itself will be designed to benefit senior adults, and will be delivered in such a way that it’s understandable to all, without an over-reliance on technical medical terminology or jargon.”

Eye Ball 101 was developed in partnership with the Dean McGee Eye Institute of the University of Oklahoma Health Science Campuses and is being presented in Claremore through the efforts of the senior center and Advanced Vision Center in Claremore.

“During the course, attendees will develop a better understanding of medical conditions which affect eyesight in older adults, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration,” Dowden said. “Course attendees also will get a better understanding of how low vision affects older adults, as well as receive information on eye health resources and a listing of Oklahoma eye doctors and clinics.”

Dowden said participants are encouraged to bring a pen and paper to take notes, but take-home material will be provided by the Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative.

Cost to attend is free, but interested persons must be registered to attend.

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