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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Avoiding Medication Mistakes

Thursday, February 10 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Taking the wrong medication, taking it at the wrong time or taking the incorrect dosage can cause some serious complications for your health. You may suffer the side effects from mishandling a prescription drug. The medication may not be effective to correct or manage your condition if not taken properly. These consequences can be avoided.

Individuals with vision loss are at a disadvantage when it comes to taking prescription medications. Identifying pills by shapes or size can work, but can easily lead to problems and mistakes. Several new services and strategies that can ensure you take your medications properly are now available.

Cody Froeter, CVRT, shares important information on a variety of ways to skillfully manage your medications when vision loss makes it difficult. You’ll learn about:

  • accessible devices that read medication names and instructions
  • CVS and Walgreens Talking medication services
  • low cost and low tech strategies to manage medications

To join this informative presentation, call our conference line at 312-809-1004. For questions, email Cody Froeter.