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Low Vision Coordinator

Southwest Center For Independence
2409 East Empire
Cortez , Colorado 81321
United States

Company Description: Southwest Center for Independence is a private non-profit established in 1990 to serve Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, and San Juan County in southwest...   more

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Rose Romero is our "new" ..., 16 Feb 2015 [cached]
Rose Romero is our "new" part time Low Vision Coordinator. She's setting up support groups throughout the region, helping people with assistive technology, setting up their homes, and accessing visual medical services. The p ro gram supports people 55 years of age and older who face the loss of their personal independence because of a visual impairment, but we can also work with younger people! Call Rose at 759-2347.
Contact Us - Southwest Center For Independence, 10 May 2014 [cached]
Rose Romero- Low Vision Coordinator
Rose Romero, low-vision ..., 27 Mar 2014 [cached]
Rose Romero, low-vision coordinator at Southwest Center for Independence in Cortez, poses with her service dog Ivy.
Rose Romero, low-vision coordinator at Southwest Center for Independence in Cortez, poses with her service dog Ivy.
Rose Romero and her seeing-eye dog Ivy know the trials and tribulations of blindness.
Acceptance and adjusting to a life without sight takes time, but she is here to help with services and technology at a walk-in Cortez office.
Romero is the low-vision coordinator for the Southwest Center for Independence, located at 2409 E. Empire Street, east of Highway 145.
Our job is to help the disabled live independently, and for the vision impaired to learn the resources and all of the gadgets to make life better, Romero said.
A retinal detachment in 2009 led to Romero losing sight in her left eye. She had it removed and replaced with a prosthetic that looks so real you dont notice its fake.
Theyre amazingly detailed and crafted to match your other eye, she said. Theyre realistic, designed by professional designers, not like the old glass eyes.
Then in 2010 glaucoma in Romeros other eye became so severe she became legally blind.
But the spry Romero was not deterred by her disability, and she understands the physical challenges, anguish, and depression that come with vision loss.
Ive walked in their shoes, I know what they are going through, Romero says. I decided instead of quitting, I would move forward.
The Center has training services for the visually impaired, including on using a white cane, how to get a seeing eye dog, vocational rehabilitation, and setting up a household for independent living. A network of eye doctors, consultants, and specialists is also offered.
Romero, who still has partial sight, gets excited about low-vision technology.
It is hard for people to lose their vision, they tend to isolate and dont want people to feel sorry for them, Romero says.
Diminished vision isnt the end of ..., 20 Oct 2013 [cached]
Diminished vision isnt the end of the road, said Rose Romero, the low-vision coordinator at the sponsoring Southwest Center for Independence, which serves Archuleta, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan and Dolores counties.
Im legally blind, said Romero, who has a guide dog named Ivy. But being blind doesnt mean being helpless.
Our Stories - Southwest Center For Independence, 10 May 2014 [cached]
Rose Romero, Low Vision Coordinator
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