Published on August 02, 2022

Harbour Presents at International Low Vision Conference

Cheri HarbourTUPELO, Mississippi—Cheri Harbour of North Mississippi Medical Center recently presented “I Take the Yellow Pill in the Morning! Promoting Self-Management in the Older Adult with Low Vision,” at the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired international conference.

Harbour, who holds a Specialty Certification in Low Vision from the American Occupational Therapy Association, offers Low Vision Rehabilitation at the NMMC Retina Center. She earned a post-professional master’s degree in occupational therapy with emphasis in low vision rehabilitation from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The AER conference is the largest gathering of professionals who provide services to those who are blind or visually impaired. Harbour discussed how to help adults with vision loss manage their own medication and nutrition, as well as assessment tools and adaptive strategies to facilitate self-management, health literacy and healthy behaviors.

A person is considered to have low vision when he is experiencing problems with daily activities because of his vision. For more information about Low Vision Rehabilitation, visit www.nmhs.net/low-vision or call 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).

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