Dr Jason Pearce, Optometrist
Date: 10 June, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m (MST)
Title: Working Together: Supporting older adults eye health and overall health. It's all connected!
Description: Learn how an optometrist uses an eye exam to look at the tissues and structures inside the eye to catch early signs of eye disease and to also look for early signs of serious medical conditions. Whether it’s a new or pre-existing condition an optometrist can help with patient management. You’ll also learn the significant role vision plays in falls prevention, one of the leading causes of seniors’ hospital visits, and what you can do to help reduce the incidences . There are many considerations that impact senior vision and eye health. Optometrists are there to help.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Pearce, a native Calgarian, completed his undergraduate training at the University of Calgary and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California, School of Optometry. Internship training was completed in the areas of family vision care, hospital-based optometry, laser refractive care, and low vision rehabilitation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and maintains the position of Past-President of the Alberta Association of Optometrists. Dr. Pearce partakes in yearly volunteer trips to third world countries to provide eye care, medication, and glasses to those in need. Time outside of work is enjoyed with Dr. Pearce’s wife and three children, Zachary, Alexandra, and Aiden. Hiking, skiing, golf and hockey are activities you’ll find Dr. Pearce involved in.