Parekh to Speak on “The Aging Eye”

Dr. Parag D. Parekh, MD, of the Laurel Eye Clinic and Janice Stephenson, program operations manager at the Clearfield Center for Active Living, would like to invite the public to the Center on Thursday, Jan. 24. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Parekh will speak about various maladies of the aging eye.

Parekh earned his college degree at Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.  He was awarded the Kennedy Fellowship and attended Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Parekh is an active member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Vanguard Ophthalmology Society and the American Medical Association.

The program will begin at 11 a.m. Topics to be discussed include the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.

There are no reservations needed for the program.  However, those interested in having lunch at the Center, after the program, are asked to call the day before to make a meal reservation.  Any Clearfield County individual 60 years of age or older may contribute to the cost of the meal on a donation basis.  The cost to those under age 60 is $3.50.

The Center is located in the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging building at 103 N. Front St., Clearfield.  Information on this and other programs, meals, and activities is available by calling the Clearfield Center at 814-765-9319 or 1-800-225-8571 or visiting the CCAAA Web site at www.ccaaa.net.

Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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