Imagine trying to walk two blocks, complete with sidewalk sales tables, people sitting outside cafes talking on cellphones and enjoying coffee, and owners walking their dogs on leashes. No big deal, right? OK, then try doing it blindfolded.That’s what students in the University’s Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies (BLVS) Orientation and Mobility (O&M) program did in late July on the streets of Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood.
This summer, Salus will break ground on an outdoor sensory garden environment that will be used as a teaching and clinical tool next summer.
Raised by a family whose optometric legacy has spanned generations, it’s easy to be influenced to follow in their footsteps, but for the Crozier-Fitzgerald family, that legacy isn’t necessarily to become an optometrist, it’s to commit yourself to serve others.
Allison Guindon, OD ‘19, LVR ‘19, never has a dull moment. Her datebook, if she has one, is most likely always double-booked, yet she somehow makes it to every appointment. Playing dual roles is what Dr. Guindon does best.
Lindsay Lee lives with her husband and children in Wasilla, Alaska. Born and raised in South-Central Alaska, it is truly her home. With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alaska - Anchorage, Lee worked as a special education assistant in her local school district for six years - first in Behavior Support programs and then in the program for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BVI)