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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

POB-sponsored events in December and January

The December/January issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Aging Eye and Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB), can now be downloaded from http://www.youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2018/YourEyes_122018_web.pdf.  This issue notes many events coming up in December and January.

To subscribe to this newsletter on-line, visit http://www.youreyes.org/modify-your-subscription.

To view POB's calendar of coming events as a web page, visit http://youreyes.org/events/eventlist.

CLB gala dinner Dec. 5

On Dec. 5, the Embassy of France will host the Lighting the Way gala to raise money for Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.  For more information, contact Columbia Lighthouse.

Use the Internet safely

If you're reading this, you obviously use the Internet.  Using the Internet can be valuable, convenient, and entertaining.  With over a billion people able to access the Internet, though, some of them are bound to be stinkers.  The more you know about their tricks and how to avoid them, the better.  The web site


has a lot of information about staying safe on the Internet.  Try browsing the site from time to time.  (There's far too much to absorb in only one visit.)  If you're new to the Internet and feeling slightly intimidated, you might like the Senior's guide to Online Safety, even if you're not a senior.  Or you might like to browse the Tips and Advice section.

This web site is not specifically addressed to those with low vision.  If you have trouble navigating the site, ask a friend with normal eyesight to help.  Your friend might benefit from the information as much as you do.