There is Life After
Involvement & Advocacy
Involvement & Advocacy Matters
Dr. Palmer’s commitment to those with Low Vision extends beyond his office.
Board Member of Vision Loss Resources
As a member of the prestigious Board of Vision Loss Resources, Dr. Palmer has formed meaningful relationships with fellow local vision loss leaders. Being on the board gives Low Vision Restoration access to the latest innovations in Minnesota eye-related resources, which we pass on to our patients so they can adapt, connect, and thrive. Vision Loss Resources provides us with a chance to be a fellow advocate in a humble community that brings together those suffering from deteriorating eyesight through virtual social activities, support groups, and mentorships.
Fellow of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (FIALVS)
IALVS is a group of highly qualified optometrists that help patients suffering from conditions associated with low vision. Dr. Palmer has completed The Richard Shuldiner, OD/William Feinbloom, OD Philosophy & Methods of Providing Low Vision Care™ intensive training program and attends annual low vision training. Being a part of IALVS, we are strongly dedicated to the mission of helping those suffering from low vision live a quality, independent lifestyle by providing them access to optically advanced, hands-free low vision devices.
Member of the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA)
As Minnesota’s low vision optometrist, Low Vision Restoration is a member of the Minnesota Optometric Association. Besides the advocacy and resources that the organization provides, Dr. Palmer has led low vision workshops to his MOA peers for CE credits.
Fundraising for the Foundation Fighting Blindness
Research is what drives the field of medicine forward. Being committed to life after vision loss includes life with vision loss. We show our support by raising awareness and fundraising for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. We are proud to be a part of cutting-edge research to fight blinding retina diseases.
Participation in the Aspect Program
The ASPECT (Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Empowerment, Communication, & Training) Program is a framework designed to give voices to patients suffering from low vision and ourselves as an advocate. It has been defined as the ‘greatest untapped resource in healthcare,’ It enables patients, providers, and support folks to speak up about their stories, helping create a robust support system for those suffering.