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FGCU Renaissance Academy Presents Special Lecture: "What Babies See"

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University's adult lifelong learning program, and Vision Sciences Society present a free public lecture by Terri Lewis, world-renowned expert in babies' vision, titled "What Babies See," 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12 at the FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South.

The purpose of the lecture is to share some of the latest findings in vision research with the public. Knowing what babies see satisfies more than an intellectual curiosity. Understanding vision and its underlying mechanisms is critical for advancement of techniques to identify, prevent and treat eye problems.

Lewis is a professor in the department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with appointments in ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She is part of an international think tank on new approaches to improving poor vision in adults. Lewis has been invited to lecture about her work around the world and is frequently featured in the international media, The New York Times and PBS television shows.

Pre-registration is required because seating is limited. Call (239) 425-3272 to register. Online registration and additional information is available at or by calling (239) 425-3272.

The Renaissance Academy offers affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes and other programs. There are no exams, grades or homework, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers.

For further information, media representatives should contact John Guerra at (239) 434-4838 or

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