Massachusetts Lions (Multiple District 33) launched its Low Vision Rehabilitation Network to statewide Lions in late 2017 with regional presentations at District Advisory Meetings and the formation of a statewide steering committee headed by Boston Host Lion Dr. Alexis Malkin O.D., F.A.A.O of New England College of Optometry (NECO) and MD 33 Project Chair, Boston Host Lion Matthew Richardson.
Joan Gillard graduated from Ohio State University and worked as an Occupational Therapist for some 40 years before recently retiring. Her work experience includes adult rehabilitation in outpatient settings, in-patient rehabilitation, home health and low vision rehabilitation.
Read her thoughts, based on a telephone interview, about various issues she has seen during her career.
Nina Glasner is a Clinical Social Worker and a certified low vision specialist licensed to practice in DC and Maryland. She has a general private practice with a specialty in blindness and low vision. Because transportation is often an issue for her clients, Glasner provides in-home services or meets them in other locations convenient to them.
Dr. Daniel Baruffi is a thirty-four year old optometrist who works at Wilmington Family Eye Care and is now a Lions’ LOVRNET Low Vision Provider. He grew up in Vineland, NJ and is married with one young daughter.