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LOW VISION
CENTER

Winning Solutions for Failing Sight
Serving Our Community Since 1979




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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
LowVisionCtr@aol.com



News and Notes

Technology Workshop for seniors June 21

Technology Workshop
For Blind and Low Vision Senior Citizens (55 and older)

Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH)
415 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD

Wednesday June 21, 2017 9:30-12:00

Free Workshop Provided by Blind Industries and Services of MD (BISM) with funding from DORS/ILOB

This interactive workshop will enable participants to try out various forms of assistive technology or focus on one specific kind of technology. Students will learn ways to optimize their independence with the assistance of technology finding new ways to meet their personal and/or professional goals. The workshop will be administered by BISM staff who excel in providing both blindness skills and technology training.

To sign up for this workshop or for more information contact Amy Crouse (BISM) 410-845-2333 or RSVP line at LBPH at 410-230-2424, option 5


I3S Foundation & Paint Branch Golf Complex's 1st Annual Blind Golf Pro Clinic

Our thanks to Columbia Lighthouse for this information.

What: Golf clinic for participants ages 7 and up

When: June 2nd, 9th, 16th,& 23rd

Where: Paint Branch Golf Complex
4690 University Blvd.
East College Park, MD 20740)

Time: 11 AM to noon

Cost: $25 per session per person (includes take-home golf equipment)

Attire: Athletic shoes and short-sleeved shirts (no jeans)

To register or for more information, please contact Reginald Pratt at 240-487-9028 or i3s.foundation.inc@gmail.com.

Registration ends on May 28th.


POB-sponsored events in May

The May issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Aging Eye and Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB), can now be downloaded from http://youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2017/Your_Eyes_May_2017.pdf.  This issue notes numerous events in May, including a presentation on Astronomy with Low or No Vision.

To subscribe to this newsletter on-line, visit http://www.youreyes.org/modify-your-subscription.

To view POB's calendar of coming events as a web page, visit http://youreyes.org/events/eventlist.


Eye Run for POB Sept. 17

The annual Eye Run, a 5K race, 2 mile fun run/walk, and other activities in support of the Prevention of Blindness society of Metropolitan Washington, will be held Sunday, September 17.  Find out more on the POB web site at https://eyerunforpob.org/


Camp Lighthouse June 26-30

CLB's Camp Lighthouse will take place from Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th at the Silver Spring YMCA.  Youth with vision loss who are six to twelve years of age are eligible to attend.  New this summer, thirteen to fifteen year olds with vision loss can now serve as counselors in training.  For more information, please contact Patti Lyman at plyman@clb.org.


Apply now for NFB BELL summer academy

The NFB Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy prepares blind and low vision children, ages four through twelve, to grow into confident and independent blind people who will live the lives they want.  For more information about this summer program and to apply, visit the NFB web site at nfb.org/bell-academy.