One Day Only! Free Sight Support Expo in Mt Gravatt

Sight Support Expo
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Haven’t had a proper eye check-up in the last two years? The Free Sight Support Expo in Mt Gravatt will help locals with their vision issues, detect eye problems, and facilitate early intervention.  This is a one-day event so mark your calendars!

Quantum RLV, which has been providing products and services for people with low vision or blindness for more than 35 years, will conduct the community event on Thursday, 8 Sept. 2022 at the Garden City Library within the shopping centre. The Free Sight Support Expo will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Anyone with macular disease, glaucoma, stroke, blindness, or any condition which affects their vision is encouraged to come, including those with reading and learning challenges. Carers, family members and health professionals may also drop in and discuss specific low-vision issues with the experts. 

Sight Support Expo
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Several assistive technologies will also be demonstrated, road tested or trialled at the event, including the latest text-to-speech wearable OrCam technology.

“Low vision is a term used to describe a reduced quality of vision experienced by an individual, where spectacles and contact lenses are no longer enough,” Low Vision Consultant Peter Cracknell said. 

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“Although low vision is an everyday term, the reality is that every individual is unique and needs a tailored solution to help them retain their independence and function well in their everyday life.” 

Aside from Mt Gravatt, other schedules of the free expo will also take place on these dates and venues: 

Tues 13 September
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Queensland Eye Institute
140 Melbourne StreetSouth Brisbane
Mon 26th September
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Chermside Library 
375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside