This Week at CSC

Keeping you “In the Know…” 3/23/18

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Engaging the Community and Strengthening Partnerships:

  • CSC conducted a training session at the Apple Store at Crocker Park on Wednesday, March 21st for the store’s staff members to inform and review the accessibility features on Apple products.
  • Lisa Cellura presented the “Blindness Basics” program to students in the Occupational Therapy program at Bryant & Stratton College this week. Lisa also presented an agency overview with groups of Occupational Therapy students from Cleveland State University, who also met with Erin St. Denis and Mary Jo Chisnell to talk about working in vision rehabilitation. Tom Sawyer and Alicia Howerton presented the “Tips, Tools and Techniques Talk” at the Wadsworth Senior Center. Desmond Kennedy and Laurie Schlickman presented CSC’s programs and services to a large group of social workers and case managers at MetroHealth’s main campus. Desmond also met with Fatima Center in Cleveland and Retina Specialists in Parma to discuss CSC’s programs and services.
  • CSC welcomed representatives from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities security operations team to the agency on Friday to present on “Safety in the Community” for staff members who provide services in the community.
  • CSC is a Community Partner for the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival. This year, the agency is sponsoring the documentary “Pick of the Litter” – a story following a litter of five puppies as they prepare to become guide dogs. The film will be shown at Tower City Cinemas on Thursday, April 5th at 2:35 p.m., Friday, April 6th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 7th at 9:30 a.m. The Thursday showing will be audio described. Tickets go on sale starting March 23rd – use the code SIGHT for $2 off!  Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.
  • CSC will host the Foundation Fighting Blindness on Saturday, April 7th for a meeting on their upcoming VisionWalk. The Eyedea Shop will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for clients and the general public on this weekend day.

What’s Happening at CSC:

  • A note received in the Eyedea Shop this week from a happy customer: “Dear Regina, Jackie and Barb – Thank you so much for your expertise and kindness in helping me pick out a new magnifying glass. It has been a real asset to my reading. Thanks again. Fondly, Alice”
  • The Low Vision Clinic now offers children’s glasses. Stop in to check out the recently installed kids display.
  • It’s been a busy month for students in Bright Futures Preschool and filled with many fun activities. Students participated in a scavenger hunt throughout the CYAS department in search of a pot of gold left by a leprechaun…finding it in Mrs. Sylvia’s office! They also had a visit from Ranger Dana of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park who talked about birds in springtime and enjoyed a field trip to the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Some classroom lessons in preparation of upcoming horseback riding lessons and getting ready for Easter capped off the fun the last few weeks!
  • Eschenbach Optik of America visited CSC on Wednesday, March 21st for an assistive technology discussion and presentation of handheld magnifiers and video magnifiers including Smartlux, Visolux, Visolux XL and ML Zip, as well as a question and answer session.
  • CSC will host an assistive technology discussion and presentation of IrisVision on Wednesday, March 28th. The event will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Clyde E. Williams, Jr. Auditorium at CSC. For additional information, contact Tom Sawyer (216-791-8118).
  • CSC welcomes author Annie Hogsett to the agency for Book Discussion on Wednesday, April 4th. Book Discussion will be from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and will feature Too Lucky to Live, a story about “Thomas Bennington III, a blind English professor, who comes close to losing a lottery ticket he’s purchased when he’s almost run over by a Hummer while crossing a Cleveland, Ohio, street. Fortunately, Allie Harper, who was waiting for a bus, comes to his rescue. Allie takes Tom back to her house, where they share dinner and hear on TV that Tom has won a $550 million jackpot. He’s shocked and none too pleased, having bought the ticket to prove to a youngster named Rune that the lottery is a waste of time and money. Rune, on the other hand, is thrilled about helping pick the winning numbers, but the news that he’s sharing the money lands him in danger. Within hours, three men are dead and Rune’s mother is hospitalized. Tom and Allie rush in to help, only to find Rune is missing.” Discussion of the book will be followed by refreshments and questions & answers with the author. For more information, contact Alicia Howerton (216-791-8118). 
  • CSC’s Call Center and Employment Department host a Hiring Event on Tuesday, April 10th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for open Call Center positions. Those interested in attending are asked to reserve an interview time by emailing or by calling 216-658-7337.

Eyedea Shop’s Featured Product of the Week: CSC Pullovers

  • This week’s featured product of the week is a Cleveland Sight Center branded pullover. Styles are available for men and women and sizes range from medium to 3XL (but sizes are broken and limited). The men’s pullover is a half zip style and the women’s version is a full zip style. Employee cost is $25.00 and non-employee is $30.00. Available now in the Eyedea Shop while they last!
  • Can’t make it to the Eyedea Shop at CSC? Then check out the product offerings online at and purchase items from the comfort of wherever you may be!

Did You Know?       

  • There are 108 double stitches on a baseball. The first and last stitches are completely hidden. They are sewn by hand, using 88 inches of waxed red thread per baseball.