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Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Event Replay Channel

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Founded in 1936, the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) is dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight and quality of life by providing services and education, and by championing healthy vision and innovation to everyone in our area. For more information, visit www.youreyes.org
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December 15, 2021 - Coping During the Holidays with Special Guest, Nina Glasner
Dr. Alibhai and Nina Glasner discuss navigating conversations and situations during the holidays, as well as ways to cope. Nina, a certified Low Vision Therapist, brings more than 20 years of experience in working with individuals with low vision. 0:00:25: Opening Announcements 0:04:45 Special Announcement, Nick Farano, POB Senior Director of Development and Marketing 0:07:00 Guest Introduction, Dr. Suleiman Alibhai 0:10:45 Coping During the Holidays, Nina Glasner    >0:38:05 How do I explain my vision to loved ones?    >0:44:00 Having loved ones in doctor office with you 0:46:15 Q&A    >0:46:40 Do rehab professionals (assistive living facilities) receive training on social aspects of low vision?    >0:55:30 How to connect with others experiencing vision problems - social media??    >1:04:30 Virtual meeting benefits    >1:11:00 More benefits of support groups - in-person and virtual    >1:15:10 When to get medical help for anxiety/depression 1:20:00 Final Wrap up and Closing Announcements
01:24:08
December 15, 2021
November 17, 2021 - Meet the New Low Vision Doctor, Dr. Hang Nguyen
0:00:20 Opening Announcements 0:06:00 Speaker Introduction [Dr. Alibhai Introduces Dr. Hang Nguyen] 0:09:45 Dr. Hang Nguyen Interview    >0:11:00 What interested you in Low Vision?    >0:14:00 Experiences at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute    >0:18:30 ARVO Conference Research Recap    >0:21:40 Benefits of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Low Vision Rehabilitation    >0:25:10 The "Ideal" Model of Low Vision Rehabilitation    >0:29:40 Challenges of Low Vision Rehabilitation    >0:34:15 Why choose POB and Low Vision Services, PLC? 0:40:50 Q&A    >0:42:00 How can we address people who have been vision impaired for most of their life?    >0:51:10 Bringing a family member to an evaluation?    >1:05:00 Experiencing difficult situations in public (ignorance of what blindness/vision impairment means among gen pop)    >1:12:00 Guide dog training    >1:19:00 Low Vision Technology Benefits 1:24:00 Closing Announcements
01:24:41
November 17, 2021
October 20, 2021 - MetroAccess Update, Guest Speaker: Brigid Doherty, MetroAccess
0:00:00 Opening Announcements 0:03:10 Presentation and Speaker Introduction - Brigid Doherty, MA, COMS, MetroAccess  0:06:30 Brigid Doherty Presentation    0:07:10 Special Modifications and Adaptations to COVID    0:16:20 Non-traditional MetroAccess Formats (Abilities Rides, etc.)    0:30:00 Who Qualifies for Paratransit?    0:35:00 About Applying for MetroAccess Service    0:47:00 MetroAccess Service Area    0:50:00 Final Thoughts 0:54:30 Q&A    0:54:40 Brigid Doherty Contact Information    0:57:00 Can we verify what ride share is picking us up?    1:00:00 How to apply for Abilities Ride program?    1:01:30 Uber v. Taxi v. MetroAccess Van?    1:10:30 How do I get an application?    1:13:00 If signed up for Abilities Ride, can I still choose to have the MetroAccess van? 1:16:30 Closing Remarks and Announcements
01:17:58
October 20, 2021
September 15, 2021 - Aging and Your Eyes, Guest Speaker: Howard Weiss, MD, MPH, Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons
0:00:30 Opening Announcements 0:05:20 Presentation and Speaker Introduction - Howard Weiss, MD, MPH 0:08:10 Topic Overview 0:08:30 Healthy Aging and the Eye 0:10:45 Normal Aging Conditions - Refractive Errors, Eyeglasses Care, Basic Eye Anatomy, Cataracts    0:24:00 Cataract Surgery Factors    0:33:30 Dry Eye    0:36:30 Floaters 0:40:30 Abnormal Eye Conditions    0:40:50 Glaucoma    0:48:45 Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)    0:52:30 Diabetic Eye Disease 0:56:00 Q&A    0:56:10 Glaucoma and Eye Pressure "normal pressure" glaucoma?    1:02:00 Precautions for one with abnormal vision and shape of eyeball and cataract surgery?    1:12:00 I have glaucoma. Should I see an optometrist, ophthalmologist, or both? Brief history of eyecare professionals. 1:18:30 Closing Announcements    
01:19:30
September 15, 2021
June 22, 2021 - Accessible Activities in the Community - National Gallery of Art, Northern Virginia Rides, Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes, and Washington Blind Hockey Club
Listen to an engaging discussion about getting back out in the community and enjoying accessible activities.  Special Guests: Lorena Bradford, National Gallery of Art Jennifer Kanarek, Northern Virginia (NV) Rides Qudsiya Naqui, Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes (MWABA) John Guzik, Washington Blind Hockey Club 0:00:00 Introduction & Announcements 0:04:38 Lorena Bradford, National Gallery of Art (NGA) 0:12:26 Qudsiya Naqui, Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes (MWABA) 0:23:18 John Guzik, Washington Blind Hockey Club 0:30:15 Jennifer Kanarek, Northern Virginia (NV) Rides 0:42:15 Other ride services, MetroAccess 0:45:45 Q&A    0:45:45 Sculpture Gardens    0:46:49 NV Rides of out area?    0:51:25 Virtual tours at NGA and Smithsonian    0:53:00 What is "Described Art"?    0:56:36 Metro Washington Ear (MWE) Audio Description for Kennedy Center 1:00:40 Closing Announcements
01:01:14
June 21, 2021
May 19, 2021 - Healthy Vision Month with the National Eye Health Education Program! Special Guests Jullia Rosdahl, MD, PhD and Mark Wilkinson, OD
Hear Dr. Jullia Rosdahl, the new NEHEP Chairperson, and Dr. Mark Wilkinson, chair of the NEHEP Low Vision Committee, talk about ways to keep your eyes healthy and preserve your sight! 0:00:00 Opening Announcemetnts 0:05:07 Speaker Introduction, Dr. Alibhai 0:09:20 Jullia Rosdahl, MD, PhD - What is NEHEP? 0:13:24 Mark Wilkinson, OD - NEHEP Vision Rehabilitation program    > 0:16:14 General recommendations for persons w/LV    > 0:18:24 Resources available 0:21:40 Q&A for speakers    > 0:24:50 Possible volunteer activities for persons w/LV?    > 0:26:30 Research opportunities    > 0:27:34 Is referral necessary for NIH?    > 0:34:12 Can anything be done to prevent problems causing LV?    > 0:37:40 Stem cell therapy successes    > 0:40:10 Preventing/Slowing vision loss progression    > 0:46:36 Eye health tips    > 0:51:18 Retina research 0:56:30 POB Announcements 0:58:43 General Q&A    > 0:58:53 Using an iPad - eye risk?    > 1:02:08 LV aids catalogue?    > 1:07:32 Vision rehab v. physical rehab?    > 1:11:20 Eye doctor referrals to NIH    > 1:23:34 Find resources and low vision eye doctors
01:25:18
May 19, 2021
April 21, 2021 - Learn Your "O's": Eyecare Professions & Their Role in Low Vision, Guest Speaker: Teresa Narayan, OD Georgetown University
0:00:00 Opening Announcements 0:09:28 Topic and Speaker Introductions 0:13:10 Dr. Narayan Interview    > 0:13:10 Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, and More    > 0:29:55 Should I see an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist    > 0:31:20 General Eye Doctor v. Specialist    > 0:34:22 Medical v. Vision Insurance    > 0:42:48 Which Eye Implants are Covered by Insurance 0:46:50 Q&A    > Do opticians require DC registration?    > 0:48:45 Can an optician prescribe glasses?    > 0:51:12 Locating an optician for complex prescriptions    > 0:54:10 Online v. local optical shops    > 01:01:54 Find makers of custom lenses    > 01:06:55 Dr. Narayan's research activities    >01:08:03 Is it better to have polarized lenses?    >01:17:50 Do we need different pairs of sunglasses for different activities? 1:24:37 Closing Announcements
01:25:24
April 23, 2021
March 17, 2021 - Dry Eye, Eye Strain, and What can be Done? Suleiman Alibhai, OD and Lind Stevens, OT
0:00:00 Opening Announcements 0:08:23 Topic and Speaker Introductions 0:10:12 Dr. Alibhai Interview    > 0:10:12 What is Dry Eye?    > 0:12:06 Causes of Dry Eye and impact on vision    > 0:14:53 How do tears work?    > 0:18:20 How Dry Eye is treated    > 0:23:01 Does low vision cause Dry Eye?    > 0:26:14 Screen time and Dry Eye    > 0:30:20 Eye Strain 0:38:18 Lind Stevens, OT interview    > 0:40:04 Ways to prevent eye strain and dry eye symptoms 0:50:17 Q&A 1:28:42 Closing Announcements
01:29:18
March 17, 2021
SPECIAL: Signing-up for a COVID-19 Vaccination, Speaker - Sean Curry, MPH, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
0:00:00 Opening announcements 0:02:00 Introduction to the topic 0:07:15 Vaccines available & eligible groups 0:11:37 General process of getting vaccinated    > 0:13:21 Pre-registration    > 0:15:17 Private Outlets (supersites, healthcare providers, Veterans Affairs, etc.)    >0:16:43 Importance of Self-Advocacy 0:18:10 District of Columbia 0:21:28 Maryland    > 0:23:42 Montgomery Co.    > 0:26:51 Prince George's Co. 0:27:52 Virginia    > 0:29:18 Fairfax Co. (special process) 0:30:37 Questions to ask when scheduling your appointment 0:34:15 Q&A 0:52:11 Closing announcements
53:03
March 05, 2021
February 17, 2021 - Age-related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision with Dr. Stephen S. Pappas, Jr.
0:00:00 Opening Announcement 0:07:50 Speaker Introduction, Dr. Suleiman Alibhai 0:10:32 Guest Speaker, Dr. Stephen Pappas, Jr., discusses Age-related Macular Degeneration medical and functional aspects    > 0:26:30 Structured Q&A w. Dr. Alibhai       > 0:26:47 Does AMD lead to blindness?       > 0:31:07 Charles Bonnet Syndrome       > 0:37:04 Eye and vision strain       > 0:46:10 Surgery or implants?    > 0:51:15 Open Q&A - AMD v. Stargardts; self-monitoring tests; visual v. macular atrophy; stem cell research; RP v. AMD; OTC supplements 1:21:35 Closing Announcements
01:23:10
February 17, 2021
January 27, 2021 - Life with Vision Impairment: You can still do a lot!; DC RSA Update
0:00:00 Opening announcements 0:08:18 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to the topic and speakers 0:10:45 Lavonne Chambers, ILS and William Engeler, O&M Spec., DCRSA - update on services available    >0:22:17 Q&A for DCRSA representatives - eligibility criteria, income limit?, difference between Ind. Living and Ind. Living Older Blind Program 0:34:15 Melissa Loughlin, PhD Interview    >1:10:01 Q&A with Dr. Loughlin and Dr. Alibhai
01:25:43
January 27, 2021
November 17, 2020 - Optimal Lighting in Your Home w/Low Vision Lighting and Interior Design Experts
0:00:00 Opening announcements 0:07:43 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to the topic and speakers 0:12:37 Erin Schambureck, Interior Designer. A talk on lighting for seniors and people with low-vision:    >0:14:30 IES Consumer Guide on 'Lighting your way to better vision';     >0:15:40 Basic Terminology and types of lighting;     >0:22:20 What to consider for lighting your home;     >0:25:50 Practical applications and how to shop for lighting;     >0:32:30 Secondary ways to improve lighting at home (interiors and contrast);     >0:38:30 Conclusion  0:47:08 Greg Guarnaccia, Design Engineer. More helpful tips 0:51:03 Q&A  1:22:45 Closing announcements
01:24:49
November 16, 2020
October 14, 2020 - NEI Research Update, Dr. Emily Chew
0:00:00 Opening announcements  0:08:12 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to topic and speaker 0:13:45 Dr. Emily Chew, Director, Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Application, National Eye Institue, National Institute of Health, Talk on the latest research, clinical trials, and new advances on aging eye diseases  0:50:00 Q&A     >0:50:00 Why do doctors have a different schedule for eye injections?;     >0:52:05 Are Dry ARMD studies still enrolling patients?;     >0:53:14 Can fish be substituted with Omega 3 Fatty Acids?;     >0:56:04 Telescopic Implant for AMD?;     >01:06:03 How to participate in eye research trials;     >01:12:12 Diabetic Retinopathy laser surgery;    >01:18:19 Retina scanning with Nystagmus and diseases for which trials are active;     >01:20:32 ARED Vitamins for other eye diseases than AMD?  1:27:37 Closing announcements
01:28:23
October 15, 2020
September 16 2020 - Low Vision Services for Veterans
0:00:00 Introduction  0:06:33 Dr. Alibhai, Introduction to the topic and speakers 0:10:08 Col. Donald Gagliano, M.D., Resources for veterans with low vision  0:29:44 Donald Overton, Executive Director, BVA, BVA's role in veteran services  0:46:50 Ellen Rudykoff, VIST Coordinator for Washington DC VA Rehab Services, VISOR Clinics 0:52:38 Dr. Dalia Elkassabany, Introduction  0:58:12 Q&A 1:25:55 Closing Announcements
01:26:50
September 16, 2020
August 19, 2020 - Voting Accessibility with Low Vision
0:00:00 - Introduction 0:07:15 - Dr. Alibhai - Introduction to topic and speakers 0:10:07 - Terrica Jennings, ADA Coordinator, DC Board of Elections 0:16:45 - Dr. Gilberto Zelaya, Public Information Officer, Montgomery County Public Board of Elections 0:24:00 - Gretchen Reinemeyer, Director of Elections, Arlington County 0:30:30 - Clark Rachfal, Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, ACB 0:37:50 - Q&A for speakers  1:17:50 - Q&A, General
01:24:47
August 19, 2020
July 22, 2020 - Using your Smartphone
0:00:00 - Introduction 0:08:48- Dr. Alibhai announcements and introduction 0:14:05 - Nitesh Rathod and Tara Aziz: Accessibility features on mobile devices    >0:16:27 - Magnifier    >0:22:10 - Text to speech    >0:31:00 - Speak screen feature 0:41:15 - Q&A  0:01:22 - Closing announcements.
01:24:43
July 22, 2020
June 17, 2020 - Low Vision Rehabilitation
0:00:00 - Opening announcements 0:06:30 Dr. Alibhai, Dr. Weinberg Introduction  0:10:52 Dr. Weinberg, Vision Rehabilitation from Clinician's viewpoint, what to expect at a low-vision evaluation 0:24:03 Nitesh Rathod, Bioptic driver's license 0:29:21 Dr. Weinberg, "What to Expect at a Low Vision Evaluation" continued 0:32:15 Q&A  1:25:22 Closing announcements
01:27:13
June 17, 2020
May 28, 2020 - Using Amazon Alexa and Android
0:00:00 - Opening Announcements 0:07:28 - Dr. Alibhai, Dr. Weinberg - New policies for seeing patients 0:13:10 - Paul Burden - Amazon Alexa & Echo Voice Assistant products for vision impaired    >0:36:58 - Q&A    >0:43:10 - Contact information: Paul Burden 0:45:50 - Stan Gowin - Accessibility on Apple devices 1:03:00 - Nitesh Rathod - Accessibility on Android and Windows platforms 1:15:40 - General Q&A 1:22:50 -New devices from Amazon and Alexa information 1:26:44 - Accessible Remote Control for Comcast, Echo Cube 1:29:14 - Closing announcements
01:30:46
May 28, 2020
May 21 2020 - In-Home Adaptations for Independent Living
0:00:00 - Opening Announcement 0:15:56 - Marilynn Ward-Tluszcz - "Practical, functional adaptations you can make in your home - how to safely and independently cook, manage medications, and more!"    >0:30:54 Q&A for Marilynn Ward-Tluszcz 0:42:37 - Valerie Jackson - Advice for pouring liquids, handling medications, Ottlite    >0:49:00 - Q&A 1:02:55 - General Q&A
01:25:32
May 22, 2020
May 14 2020 - Low Vision Open Discussion
0:00:00 - Opening announcements 0:12:15 - Dr. Weinberg and Dr. Alibhai - Introductions, updates, and announcements 0:20:47 - Phone Apps 0:39:00 - Nina Glasner 0:50:58 - Sharon Payne  1:00:40 - Lind Stevens 1:10:40 - General Q&A
01:30:18
May 14, 2020
May 7 2020 - The Powers of a Support Group
0:00:00 General Announcements and Introduction 0:09:10 - Nina Glasner MSW, LCSW-C, CLVT, Low Vision- coping and support    >0:25:50 - Q&A for Nina Glasner    >0:42:20 - Nina Glasner contact information 0:45:09 - Dr. Alibhai, Dr. Weinberg, Sean Curry - Introduction to support groups    >0:49:52 - Sandy Neuzil, Reston VIP    >0:59:00 - Ann Koch, Vienna VIP    >1:09:12 - Rosanne Russo, The Jefferson Retirement Community    >1:14:28 - Gloria Duckett, Seabury Resources for Aging    >1:19:27 - Dr. Weinberg and Sean Curry, Wrap up of support group discussion 1:21:04 - General Q&A
01:28:20
May 08, 2020
April 30, 2020 - Leisure & Fun with Low Vision!
0:00:00 - Opening Announcements 0:04:37 - Sylvia Rosenthal, Metropolitan Washington Ear 0:10:40 - Kym Robertson, Alexandria Talking Books Program 0:17:30 - Erika York, art with vision impairment 0:20:20 - Nitesh Rathod, games and activities at home 0:26:43 - Patrick Timony, DC Public Library Accessibility Center 0:29:37 - Tara Aziz, Verbal Description and virtual museum and art tours 0:35:20 - Sandy Neuzil, Audio Description 0:41:49 - Q&A for Speakers 1:08:48 - General Q&A
01:23:08
April 30, 2020
April 23, 2020 - O&M Benefits and Low Vision Occupational Therapy
0:00:00 - Opening Announcements 10:06 - Brigid Doherty, Orientation and Mobility Specialist    >22:40 - Q&A for Brigid Doherty 33:58 - Christine Huang OT and Lind Stevens OT - Ways to remain safe at home    >43:12 - Q&A for the Occupational Therapists 1:10:46 - General Q&A
01:29:37
April 23, 2020
April 16, 2020 - Blind and Vision Impaired Rehab Services (DCRSA, DORS, VADBVI)
0:00:00 - Opening Announcements 12:02 - Bill Engeler (D.C. Orientation and Mobility) 18:37 - Candice Jordan (D.C. Rehabilitative Services Administration)  22:27 - Tandra Hunter-Payne (Maryland Department of Rehabilitative Services) 28:10 - Megan O’Toole (Virginia Department of the Blind and Visually Impaired) 34:20 - Topic Q&A 51:00 - Dr. Alibhai - Telemedicine,  1:01:00 - General Q&A 
01:34:01
April 16, 2020
April 9, 2020 - Introduction, Basic Resources and Services Available
0:00:00 - General Announcements and Introduction to the purpose of the Town Hall 23:53 - Dr. Alibhai - Transportation: Metro Access, Uber, Lyft, GoGo Grandparent 26:13 - Dr. Weinberg - Getting Food 29:12 - Dr. Alibhai - State Agencies in MD, DC, and VA 31:16 - Dr. Weinberg - Technology and Apps 34:22 - Dr. Alibhai - Telemedicine and Telehealth: alternative visits to customize visits for you 54:30 - Q&A: Uber and GoGo Grandparent, BARD, More Food and Delivery services 1:12:10 - Dr. Alibhai - How to give feedback
01:21:15
April 09, 2020