Skip navigation links
Site map

Donate Now
Donate Now

Reverse Contrast
View the site in reverse contrast


About LVC; Contact Us
LVC's Mission, Contact Information, and Personnel

LVC Newsletters


Living With Low Vision
Living with Low Vision

Right Lighting Enhances Vision

Importance of Contrast
Importance of Contrast

Causes of Low Vision
Eye Conditions Cause Low Vision

Optical Aids
Low Vision Optical Aids

Non-Optical Aids
Low Vision Non-Optical Aids

CCTVs and High Tech Aids

Computer Aids
Computer Aids

About Donations
About donations to LVC

Donate Now
Donate Now
 Eyeball logo

Winning Solutions for Failing Sight
Serving Our Community Since 1979

On this page:

Welcome to LVC

(Formerly known as The Low Vision Information Center)
Read this to me

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

Support LVC at Big Train baseball June 3

The Low Vision Center will be one of the Nonprofits of the Night honored at the Bethesda Big Train baseball game on Wednesday evening, June 3.  We have some free tickets to the game to distribute to our supporters.  If you'd like to see the game free, courtesy of The Low Vision Center and Big Train baseball, call us at 301-951-4444 for details.

Font for low-vision computer users

The APHont™ font is designed specifically to be friendly to those who need large print to read.  Find out more at

POB May newsletter, upcoming events

The May 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, includig the Picture this! described art tour, now held twice a month.  Check it out!

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

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

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.

Please note that by accepting a donation LVC is not necessarily endorsing the donor.
Learn how you can support LVC by sponsoring this web page.

Last Update: May 18, 2015

4905 Del Ray Avenue, Suite 504
Bethesda, MD 20814

Copyright 1999-2015 Low Vision Center. All Rights Reserved. Please see our web site policies.

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Web hosting courtesy of