Winning Solutions for Failing Sight
Serving Our Community Since 1979

About POB Low Vision Learning Center

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Our Mission

Our mission at the POB Low Vision Learning Center is to connect people with vision loss to the resources and services they need to help them maintain independence and quality of life.

Contact LVLC

For more information on low vision,
contact us at

4948 Saint Elmo Avenue, Suite 209
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-951-4444

Office Hours

The Low Vision Learning Center is not a store; The Center operates by appointment only - there are no set walk-in hours.  However, our Resource and Information Hotline (301-951-4444) is always available during office hours (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00AM - 5:00PM) to answer any questions you may have! If outside of normal hours, call to leave a message - we will get back in touch as soon as we can.  The LVLC staff is also available for community presentations at your Center.  Call to schedule!

To Make an Appointment

Appointments are needed to visit the Center. Free of charge, they are available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 11:00AM - 5:00PM. 

A typical appointment can last 20 minutes to over an hour, and may include:

  • discussion of lighting and contrast
  • hands-on demonstration of hand-held magnifiers and CCTVs,
  • explore daily life aids such as talking clocks, writing guides and tactile elements

Please call us today at 301-951-4444 to schedule an appointment for you or your loved one. 

Inclement WeatherPolicy

If Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to a weather emergency, the Low Vision Learning Center will also be closed.  If inclement weather makes it imprudent for you to keep a scheduled appointment, please call us to reschedule.

Directions to LVC

Office hours are by appointment only.  Please call for an appointment before coming to the Low Vision Learning Center.

Select this link to get directions from Google Maps

If you have any trouble finding the Low Vision Learning Center, please call us at 301-951-4444.  (Don't use the telephone while you're driving, though!)

Special Thanks

to the Washington, DC Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma for their assistance with this web site.  Additional web site support has been provided by LVC volunteers.

Open by appointment only
4948 Saint Elmo Avenue, Suite 209
Bethesda, MD 20814

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