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Low Vision Expo 2015

Saturday, October 17th
Santa Clara Valley Blind Center

Listen to featured presentation, Dr. Alok Bansal, " New Treatments in ARMD and Diabetic Retinopathy"

Exhibitor Handout

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Vista Center and the Santa Clara Valley Blind Center will host the Low Vision Expo in San Jose! This event is designed to educate blind or visually impaired individuals, their families and friends about the resources, aids, latest technology, and services available to them through Vista Center, SCVBC, and other local organizations in the community. The program schedule will include a doctor presentation, technology segment, and plenty of time for the attendees to visit with exhibitors.

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When: Saturday, October 17th
Time 9:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Santa Clara Valley Blind Center 101 N. Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

Lunch will be available for $3.00
Please state how many lunches you would like when you RSVP

New Treatments for Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy
Presented byAlok Bansal,M.D.

Dr. Alok Bansal is a Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates Medical Group, one of the largest retina practices in the Bay Area.  Dr. Bansal completed his Ophthalmology residency at the Emory Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia during which time he traveled to Nicaragua to perform eye surgery for the underserved. He them completed a 2-year fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Bansal has authored over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. At the Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates, he not only takes care of patients, but also teaches, and actively performs clinical research.  In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

Learn What Windows 10 has to Offer for Everyday Use and Across Multiple Devices
Presented by The Microsoft Store at Valley Fair

Achieve more with Windows 10 by learning what Windows 10 has to offer for everyday use, whether it’s for work or play, home or office. You’ll learn how get the most out of new features, how to personalize your Windows experience, work and play across all your devices, and get more done faster with new productivity capabilities. Aspects of Windows 10 covered in the workshop include: Navigation, Start, Windows Explorer, Menus, Accessing Applications, Security Features and Synchronization across Devices.

Microsoft is also excited to announce the brand new Microsoft Office 2016. We will be covering these new updates:

Panel Discussion: Adventures in Low Vision – Living Each Day Well with Low Vision
Each day we have the opportunity to live a full life as a person with low vision.  Making this choice is grounded in learning about the possibilities available to us.  This well-rounded panel discussion will provide you with tips, inspiration,  and personal experiences for recreation, technology tools , coping strategies when the road gets bumpy and simple ways to adapt our home environments as well as useful information for lighting. Come and join the adventure!


Access Ingenuity
Berryessa Design
Center For Independence of the Disabled
Environmental Travel Companions, ETC
Freedom Vision
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Innovative Rehabilitation Technology Inc.
NorthState Assistive Technology
Sterling Adaptive
Vista Center Info/Health Library
Vista Center Store
Western Blind Rehabilitation Center – VA Palo Alto

Low Vision Expo Flyer

Schedule and Exhibitor List

Santa Clara Valley Blind Center
101 North Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128-1805

From the South: Take Highway 17/880 North, exit West San Carlos go to the Right (East) to the light at Bascom and turn Left. Make a U-Turn at the light (Naglee) and come back ½ block. Turn in the drive immediately AFTER the white sign with the long red arrow to drive back to the Center.

From the North: Take Highway 880 South, exit at Bascom Ave. Turn Left. After you cross Naglee, on your right, you’ll see a white sign with a long red arrow. Turn in the drive immediately AFTER the sign to drive back to the Center.

From the East or West: Take Highway 280, exit at Bascom. Drive North. Make a U-Turn at the light (Naglee) and come back ½ block. Turn in the drive immediately AFTER the white sign with the long red arrow to drive back to the Center.


VTA bus #23 - runs east/west on San Carlos Avenue.  The bus stops on San Carlos and North Bascom.  Riders proceed NORTH on Bascom from San Carlos approx 1.5 blocks.  SCVBC is on the West side (left side) of the street

VTA Bus #61 and 62 - run north/south on Bascom Avenue.  Bus stops directly in front of SCVBC.


Santa Clara Valley Blind Center’s parking lot (approx 25 parking places). 

Forrest Avenue – street parking or medical offices that are closed on the weekends

Naglee Avenue – street parking

Zanotto’s Market