Panel To Discuss Vision Loss, Diabetes Issues

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego County Visually Impaired is planning a panel discussion on vision loss and diabetes by two local doctors on June 17 at Springside at Seneca Hill.

Dr. Ivan Proano, an ophthalmologist, and Dr. Francis Arce, an endocrinologist, will draw on their specialties to take a look at medical approaches to, and patient practices for, vision loss and related diabetic issues.

The panel presentation will take place at 12:30 p.m., preceded by a luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

There is no fee for those who only want to attend the presentation.

There is a fee for the luncheon.

“Much progress is being made in the prevention, early detection and treatment of diabetes and the vision loss that sometimes accompanies it. This will be a timely, educational presentation and I encourage the community to attend,” said Anne Costa of Aurora of CNY.

Aurora is the only nonprofit in Central New York that works exclusively with people with vision and hearing loss.

Reservations for the event are required by June 9, and Call-N-Ride transportation will be available.

For luncheon cost, to make reservations, or for more information, call Laura Smith at 343-4781, Betty Jaekle at 343-4556 or Tammy Russell at 625-4263.