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Welcome to LVC

(Formerly known as The Low Vision Information Center)
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The Low Vision Center is a nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, we offer information services as well as a demonstration area full of a variety of low vision aids and ideas.

The Low Vision Center offers its resources without charge, relying entirely upon personal contributions to fund its varied services.

I invite you to browse our web site for more information about our services, as well as helpful hints for improving your vision. Some examples include:

I also invite you to make an appointment to visit our demonstration area so you can examine our low vision aids, including magnifiers, CCTV's, Zoom Text, and non-optical adaptive aids (such as talking clocks and writing guides). We also sell a select group of low vision aids and Bausch & Lomb, Coil, and Eschenbach magnifiers. Please don't hesitate to call us for additional information or to make an appointment for a visit.  Appointments are usually scheduled between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Terry Eason
Executive Director

News and Notes

Apply for AFB scholarships before April 1

The American Foundation for the Blind administers certain specialized scholarships.  For the 2017-2018 academic year, the available scholarships are:

The Rudolph Dillman Memorial Scholarship: Four scholarships of $2,500 each to undergraduates or graduates who are studying full-time in the field of rehabilitation or education of persons who are blind and/or visually impaired.

The Paul and Ellen Ruckes Scholarship: Two scholarships of $2,000 each to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the field of engineering or in computer, physical, or life sciences.

The R.L. Gillette, Gladys C. Anderson, and Karen D. Carsel Memorial Scholarship: One scholarship of $3,500 given to a female undergraduate student studying music.

The application period for the 2017-2018 academic year starts on December 15, 2016 and runs through April 1, 2017.  For more information, view the AFB web site at https://www.afb.org/info/afb-2017-scholarship-application/5

Skiing for the Blind

As cold weather approaches, it's nice to know that low vision or even total blindness needn't be a bar to the ski slopes.  Watch this brief YouTube video to see a blind skier in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpGLy-FyOc0

"Better Light for Better Sight" Dec. 15

Free Vision Support Lunch & Learn Holiday Event

Did you know that from the time we turn 25 until age 50 most people require fifty percent more light?  You can well imagine for those of us facing sight deficits from early cataract, dry eye, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease or age-related macular degeneration - this becomes a most serious challenge.  All are invited to hear Terry Eason, Executive Director, Low Vision Center.

When: December 15, 2016
beginning at 12:30 p.m. with complimentary light lunch
Where" Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

The event is metro accessible.  To register, call the Center at 301-656-2797.  This event is in partnership with the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington.