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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, Eschenbach, and Schweitzer 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

BISM SILVER Retreat June 9-12

ANNOUNCING: 2015 BISM SILVER Retreat for qualified Low Vision and Blind Seniors 55 and Over.

Dates: June 9 to 12, 2015 (apply early, space limited)

Featuring SKILLS TRAINING: Independent Living, Braille/Communication, Cane Travel, Computer/Adapted Technology, and Adjustment to Blindness.

PLUS: Social Activities, Product Demos, Peer Support.

Hotel accommodations, meals, and activities INCLUDED--All at NO COST!

Contact your local BISM Senior Services staff for details:

Ruth Sager--BISM Baltimore

Roger Williamson--BISM Cumberland

Amy Crouse or Danielle Earl--BISM Salisbury
Amy: 410-845-2333, Danielle: 410-245-2348,

Proudly Sponsored by:
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland
3345 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21227
with funding and support from MSDE--DORS/OBVS.

More upcoming BISM events

  • Weekly training in SAIL program (Seniors Achieving Independent Living) available at No Charge.

  • POSSIBILITIES FAIR for Seniors Losing Vision, Thursday, August 20, 2015.

For more information, visit

Interesting reading

We at LVC have just learned of the Going Blind with Insight blog, filled with informative, entertaining, and inspiring articles.  Find it at

Among the articles on this blog we found one directing us to a video about an artist who has continued as a successful painter despite going blind.  Watch it at

NFB BELL summer Braille enrichment for children

It's not too soon to apply for this summer's BVELL program.  If your child is age 4-12, is visually impaired or blind, and could benefit from Braille enrichment this summer, look at the two-week BELL program (July 27 to August 7).  Find more information at

Apply for Metro's Accessibility Advisory Committee by March 30

Metro's Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is looking for riders with disabilities and seniors who may be interested to fill available positions.  The AAC advises Metro's Board of Directors on ways to improve accessibility on Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess services.  If you or anyone you know is interested, please find details on the Metro web site at  For questions, please contact Dr. B. Moore-Gwynn, Accessibility Advisory Committee Coordinator, or visit

POB newsletter, upcoming events

The March issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, can now be viewed on-line at  The calendar of events in this issue lists many programs in the coming months, including the Optimizing Your New Sight Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, March 8, and Moira Williams' Lunch & Learn presentation on Thursday, March 19.  Check it out!

Before you browse this web site, we suggest you review our web site policies.

We thank the following sponsors and all our other supporters for their generosity.

Venus Factor Tony in appreciation of his loving wife Virginia
ACLS Certification Class
An online medical training resource for health practitioners.

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Last Update: March 24, 2015

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