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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

October POB newsletter

The October issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB), can now be downloaded from  Check it for information about many interesting events coming in October and November.

To subscribe to this newsletter on-line, visit

Lunch and Learn Oct. 15

Terry Eason, Executive Director of LVC, will be the guest speaker at the Lunch and Learn meeting sponsored by the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington.

Thursday, Oct. 15
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Friendship Heights Village Center
4433 South Park Ave.
Chevy Chase, Md.
(Metro accessible)

To register and reserve a light lunch, call the Village Center at 301-656-2797.

World Sight Day October 8

October 8, 2015, is World sight Day.  To learn more about this annual event, visit

"Walk Our Way" Family Fun Day October 24

Join DBVI in Chantilly, Virginia, in raising awareness of blindness while enjoying games, technology displays, walking with a vision simulator, vision and hearing screenings, all free.  Find more information at

Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program

The Assistive Technology Financing Loan Program is a low interest funding source for District of Columbia residents with disabilities to purchase assistive technology devices and services.  If you live in DC, find out more by visiting and select "Financing Loan Program.

Smithsonian commemorates ADA

Through December 17, the Smithsonian American History Museum is hosting an exhibit commemorating the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans With Disabilities Act.  Find more information at

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

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Last Update: October 1, 2015

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