Vision for Life: A Virtual Forum
Dealing with Vision Impairment During COVID-19
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 • 4-5pm
Discussion: The impact of COVID-19 on the lives of people living with vision impairment and blindness, and ways in which Lighthouse Guild and the field, in general, has responded.
Calvin W. Roberts, MD
President & CEO
Dr. Roberts, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse Guild, the leading organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss. Dr. Roberts has a unique blend of academic, clinical, business and hands-on product development experience.
Dr. Laura C. Sperazza, OD, FAAO
Director of Vision Rehabilitation Services
Dr. Sperazza is the Director of Vision Rehabilitation Services at Lighthouse Guild. She has practiced low vision for 24 years at Lighthouse Guild. Dr. Sperazza is also experienced in pediatric low vision care. She graduated from SUNY College of Optometry in 1992 and completed a residency in geriatric optometry, ocular disease and low vision at Coler Memorial Hospital in New York.
Lawrence A. Yannuzzi, MD
Founder & Chairman, Vitreous-Retina Macula Consultants of New York
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University School of Medicine
Dr. Yannuzzi is founder of VRMNY as well as vice-chairman and director of the LuEsther T. Mertz Retinal Research Center of the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital. He is also founder and president of The Macula Foundation, Inc., which has distributed several million dollars to eye research across the country.