The mission of the Curtis Strong Center for the visually impaired is to provide individuals with low vision the opportunity to enhance their life skills, independence, and self confidence in a safe environment through training and adaptive technology.
Joe Skelton, Chairman of the Board
Doug Hutchinson, 2013-2014 Chairman Elect
Lee Bengston, Treasurer
Gail Fallen, Secretary
Margaret A. Spiller, Director
Dave Mendenhall, Director
Henry Cowell, Director
Jeff Grissom, Director
Robert Hau, Director
Comprehensive Low-Vision Program
The Curtis Strong Center is operated by the Ensight Skills Center and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to the provision of Vision Rehabilitation Services. Services provided include functional low vision evaluations, visual skills training and necessary optical and non optical devices to optimize patient independence and safety in the home and workplace. Curtis Strong Center and Ensight utilizes Low Vision Clinicians (two contract Optometrists and one contract Ophthalmologist) and an Occupational Therapy team of 3 Occupational therapists to develop and implement individualized Visual Rehabilitation Plans. Curtis Strong Center and Ensight engages the services of an Assistive Technology specialist to support patients in utilizing modern technologies. Monthly support/educational groups are managed by our Occupational therapy staff. Curtis Strong Center and Ensight are also active in educational outreach, providing speakers and educational booths at local health fairs and public awareness events. The staff currently serves clients in locations including Ft. Collins, Greeley and multiple satellite offices throughout the Denver area, as well as On-site clinics throughout Colorado.
Organizational Wish List
Donations are always accepted in monetary form, volunteering, and in-kind. CSC and Ensight are always looking for office supplies such as stamps, copy paper, coffee, and batteries. For more information please call our offices.
When Lynn first came to Curtis Strong/Ensight he had been diagnosed with macular degeneration, as a judge in Colorado he was experiencing difficulty with mobility and seeing the faces of clients, witnesses and jurors. His initial appointment with our low vision Dr. focused on remaining vision. The Dr. recommended occupational therapy services to introduce tools and new techniques. Initially, training began in his home to increase independence in self-care and home management. Lynn then received mobility and assistive technology training, skills that were transferred to his workplace for greater freedom and independence. Lynn was able to use technology on the bench and remain an active judge for several more years. Lynn's favorite quote is "justice is supposed to be blind not the judge" Lynn continues to be a supporter of the Ensight and served on our Board of Directors for a number of years.