February 25th, 2010


PSA: Houston Vision Seminar

If you live in the Houston, Texas area and know someone with a vision impairment or have one yourself, here is a seminar that you might be interested in attending.

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Please join the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a FREE informative seminar on age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and related diseases. Leading doctors and specialists will be presenting information on the latest research advances and current treatments for these diseases as well as valuable information on vision enhancement and rehabilitation. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to get the latest groundbreaking information in your own backyard!

Saturday, March 27, 2010
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Norris Conference Center – Houston/CityCentre
803 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024

• Age-Related Macular Degeneration: the latest treatments and therapies
• Retinitis Pigmentosa and Other Inherited Retinal Diseases
• Retinal Research Advancements: the latest breakthroughs and clinical trials
• Vision Enhancement and Rehabilitation
• Community Resources & Services

• Roberto Diaz-Rohena, M.D., Retina & Vitreous of Texas
• Timothy Schoen, Ph.D. Foundation Fighting Blindness
• Brian Chan-Kai, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
• Stanley Woo, M.D., M.S., University of Houston School of Optometry
• Diana Arnold, MOT, LOT, Memorial Hermann Home Health
Local low vision organizations will be onsite to demonstrate their products and services and a complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.

For more information or to register, call 800-329-0703.

Seating is limited, so register today for this free informative seminar!
Book Lover

Seriously, How Hard Is It?!

Apparently, school students these days don't actually do homework; instead, they get on Yahoo Answers and expect other people to do it for them. This other example is even worse.

The Gettysburg Address takes about a minute to read. The language used is a bit old-fashioned, but not that difficult to fathom. Even if you don't know what "fourscore and seven" years is, you can figure it at least means, "back in 1776" from context, and do the math from the date of 1863.

Honestly, if Mark and I ever have children, I'm of a mind to forbid them from using the Internet for homework until they graduate from high school.

Chantal, a Crotchety Oldtimer
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