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Week of May 8th

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May 6, 2024
May 7, 2024(2 events)

1:30 pm: Sharing Space Support Group Spring 2024

May 7, 2024

This program offers a 10-week professionally facilitated group counseling opportunity for adults with visual disabilities. Together, participants will explore various aspects of living with partial sight or blindness, delve into identity formation amidst visual challenges, assess support networks from friends and family, navigate the process of grief and letting go, manage feelings of stress and overwhelm, and celebrate personal achievements. Lisa Derencinovic, MSW, a professional counsellor with lived experience of blindness, leads the group. Lisa has provided therapeutic counseling at BALANCE for the past 7 years.

Limited space, so secure your spot now! To register, please contact our office at or call 416-236-1796 ext. 0.

7:00 pm: Low Vision Speaker Series: “Custom Prosthetic Eyes – Everyone is Unique” with Andra Striowski

May 7, 2024

Join us to hear ocularist Andra Striowski describe the creation of custom-fit, handcrafted prosthetic eyes. Witness the transformation of medical necessity into a personalized work of art, as Andra takes you through the meticulous process of crafting these unique devices. Through real-life cases, you’ll see how an ocularist adapts the shape of the prosthesis to manage various orbital disorders. You’ll gain insights into the challenges and triumphs of mitigating conditions like lid entropion, ptosis, and proptosis. Come and learn how such services can make a difference in the lives of your patients.

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