May 19, 2017
Rochester – The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) is celebrating a decade of providing low vision care to the residents of Wayne County through a partnership with Dr. Mary Sue Napoleon and the Wayne Regional Eye Center. A plaque commemorating this long-standing partnership was recently presented by low vision specialists Dr. Katherine White and Dr. Allie Ford during a short ceremony at the provider’s office in Newark, NY.
Dr. White travels to the Wayne Regional Eye Center with portable equipment to see patients. She also travels to locations in Ontario County and other locations outside Monroe County to eliminate the difficulty that traveling to ABVI’s main campus in Rochester poses to patients.
“When I tell patients that ABVI is centered in Rochester, but come here to Newark, they are very excited," Napoleon said.
Dr. Napoleon and Dr. White said that this partnership has changed the lives of over 300 people in Wayne County by providing accessible low vision services.
“Low vision and vision rehabilitation services are most effective when they are provided in an individual’s home or workplace. In this way the services can address meaningful goals in the patient’s natural environment,” White said.
The partnership with Dr. Napoleon and Wayne Regional Eye Center began in 2007.
Photo caption: ABVI's Dr. Katherine White (left) and Dr. Allie Ford (right) present Dr. Mary Sue Napoleon of the Wayne Regional Eye Center in Newark, NY with a plaque commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the partnership that has brought Low Vision services to the people of Wayne County.