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Northern California AER Chapter Driving Series

Join the Northern California AER Chapter for a three-part webinar series bioptic driving! Sessions will be held March 25, April 1 and April 8 from 11:30-1:00 Pacific time. Keep reading for more information about each session.

Session 1: Driving with Bioptics
Presented by Chuck Hess, March 25, 11:30-1:00 Pacific
Participants will learn:

  1. What is a bioptic and what types are there?
  2. How do you identify appropriate bioptic driving, and what are misconceptions?
  3. What is involved in training for bioptic driving?
Session 2: Assessment for Prescription of a Bioptic
Presented by Dr. Marlena Chu, OD, April 1, 11:30-1:00 Pacific
Participants will learn:
  1. How are clients identified as qualifying for a bioptic?
  2. What assessments are used for determining prescription of a bioptic?
  3. What criteria is used and how are clients determined to be NOT eligible?
Session 3: Consumer Panel Discussion: Consumer Reactions to Inability to Drive
April 8, 11:30-1:00 Pacific
Panel members will discuss:
  1. What are alternate "rites of passage" for youth who are blind?
  2. What options do consumers use for transportation, since they are unable to drive?
  3. How does a person who is blind remain in control of driving when they are a passenger/navigator?
  4. What options are available to arrive at a destination when a driver gets the passenger "close?"
  5. What is the future like with self-driving cars?