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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

News and Notes

Accessibility support phone lines

Accessibility Support Phone Lines You Should Kno is a compilation of phone numbers for dedicated accessibility support help centers at various major corporations.

Talking prescription labels

Walmart recently announced that they have joined the pharmacies that make talking prescription labels available at no extra charge to their customers who have trouble reading printed labels.  Read the press release here:


If talking prescription labels would benefit you, check with your pharmacist to see if they're available at your preferred pharmacy (Walmart or other).

Avoid phone and e-mail scams

You might think that by now everyone is wary of phone and Internet scams, but the crooks still find enough victims to make fraud a "growth industry." Here's another article warning of the peril.


(If you knew all this already, pass this link on to your friends and relations who might not be as savvy.)

Reminder: Smile.Amazon.com

If you ever shop at Amazon.com. be sure to start your shopping trip at the URL smile.amazon.com so that Amazon will donate a portion of what you spend to the charity of your choice.  We hope, of course, that you will choose the Low Vision Center as your charity to receive Amazon's support.

Free audio downloads on technology topics

Mystic Access, a technology training firm, provides some free audio downloads from their web site on an assortment of technology-related topics.

Lighting The Way gala Oct. 29

Save the Date.  The 2nd annual Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind "Lighting the Way" Gala Will be October 29, 2019.