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Low Vision Center is Closing

PACE legislative Tree ALERT
 
Carle Low Vision Center is closing May 31st.  Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding communities are losing a valuable service.  The closest low vision clinics to PACE consumers will be in Pontiac and Effingham.  This means that many people with visual impairments will not have access to a low vision exams.  Please contact Carle Foundation Hospital CEO, James Leonard, and voice your opinion of  Carle’s decision to close the Low Vision Center.  If you received an exam at the clinic, let him know what it meant to you.  Several people who started the East Central IL Low Vision Support Group, that meets at PACE, were also instrumental with opening the Carle Low Vision Center.  Call Dr. Leonard at 383-3003 or write him at Carle Foundation Hospital, 611 W. Park, Urbana, IL 61801.  Perhaps Carle will reconsider the decision if the community voices our concerns.

Victoria Raistrick, M.Ed..Visual Impairment Services Coordinator

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