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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.LowVisionCtr@aol.com
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:
BISM technology workshop March 18: Reading Options
Lite Luncheon provided with KNFB Reader App Demo
Resource Packet for Every Participant!
TO APPLY or for information, please contact:
"Be My Eyes" iPhone appA new app for the Apple iPhone allows a visually impaired person to ask for immediate help with small tasks from a network of volunteers by way of a video chat session. (New volunteers and donors are also welcome.) For details, visit the web site at BeMyEyes.org.
January is glaucoma awareness monthGlaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. The best way to detect glaucoma before it irreversibly steals your eyesight is with a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Read more at http://www.glaucoma.org/news/glaucoma-awareness-month.php.
POB newsletter, upcoming eventsThe February issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, can now be viewed on-line at youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2015/YourEyesFeb2015.pdf. Along with other interesting articles, this issue includes a calendar of events listing many programs in the coming months. Check it out!
In case of bad weatherIf Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to a weather emergency, the Low Vision Center will also be closed. If at any time weather conditions make it imprudent for you to keep a scheduled appointment, please call to let us know and to reschedule.
Braille Tales - Free Braille Books for ChildrenIf you need Braille books for your child, join the American Printing House for the Blind's free Braille Tales program. If you have a child under 6 years old who meets the definition of blindness this program is for you! Every other month your child receives a brand new Braille book to keep, until they turn 6 years old. For an application form and full information please visit http://www.aph.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library/apply.html and take advantage of this free program.
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ACLS Certification Class
An online medical training resource for health practitioners.
4905 Del Ray Avenue, Suite 504
Bethesda, MD 20814
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